Pete Vicars
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Started Oct 15, 2015 0 Replies

Hi everyone, found a great company here in Aus.  They have a range of organic produce you can buy. I was so pleased to find this range of food.www. of the products can be…Continue

Trialing Whitefly extermination

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Vicars Apr 23, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi my bee smoker came today.  the only bees I have are natives, so its not for bees.I looking for a way to control whitefly in my aquaponics.  The beds are under insect mesh, but whitefly being so…Continue

Fish for aquaponics

Started Apr 18, 2015 0 Replies

Hi folks, A few people have asked where to get fish for aquaponics.  It used to be called  "SEQ fish". It is now  On…Continue

Poison your vegies with manure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Clark Mar 24, 2015. 49 Replies

Poison your veggies with manureHi guys, I have had a problem this year with curling leaves particularly  on tomatoes, beans  and capsicums.  I went on a search till I finally started to see crop…Continue


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Just another old fart that does a bit of gardening. Have an aquaponics setup and a few wicking pots.

Hi I'm Pete (never Peter please).  I live in Kingston just sth of Brisbane.  I have a 1000 liter aquaponics setup and some wicking pots.  I'm terribly good looking with a mean sense of humour. (I'm 69).  Looking forward to meeting some of you and swapping stories. 

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At 12:28 on January 3, 2016, Liz Woods said…

If you have a solution for rats of any kind, Pete, we're all ears. We've had a plague and they made a mess of our unharvested beetroot in late 2015.

At 5:12 on December 30, 2015, Shanti Sharma said…

Hi Pete

I would like to know more about controlling rats in the garden.  I thought to ask you as I think I heard during the xmas garden party that you had some solution to this problem.  My garden produce suffered some damage lately by this rodents.



At 9:16 on April 12, 2015, Trinette said…

Hi Pete

Yes I will be doing on soon, I have had a couple of requests to do a workshop on a weekend, so it will probably be on a Sunday arvo. Are you guys coming to the AGM next weekend?  Hope to see you then :-)


At 13:45 on July 2, 2014, warren goodlet said…

Thanks Pete, I think your getting me hooked on another form of gardening mate!:)

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Posted on January 3, 2016 at 17:00 5 Comments

I see a few people looking for rat solutions,  ha ha me too.

My PC died before Christmas, so have been offline for a while. 

OK I can tell you bunnings keep running out of traps.  If you do get traps get the plastic ones, they are dearer, but the wooden ones fall apart.

I actually made cages for some traps so only rats could get in.  So no dogs, cats, birds got trapped.

If you find their holes stuff a rag in there with diesel on it, they really hate the stuff.  We…


Pete's aquaponics update.

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 19:11 4 Comments

Hi everyone, thanks for attending my aquaponics day.  It gave Robyn and myself great pleasure to host such a day. 

After losing most of my wicking pot/bed plants late last year it is taking a while to get back to normal.  That was due to what I believe was contaminated horse manure.  There is a hebicide that kills flat weeds and if this is used it goes through the horse in there manure passing on the herbecide.  So every pot/bed had to be emptied, about 2Sq meters of…


Clean up before commercial xmas time

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 19:02 4 Comments

Big clean up and move around going on here.  Because we have chookies we can't have sty foam boxes out the back so most of my wicking pots are 20 ltr pails.  I have found a 14 litre plant pot that fits right in the top just nicely.   This gives me about 6 ltr of wicking water in the bottom.

Some fruit fly around so am trialing some new home made baits + commercial ones.

 Having some cortizone in my right elbow tomorrow (fri).  I can't lift anything, darned annoying, ahh the joys of…


Aquaponics - wicking beds/pots - bits and pieces

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 20:16 4 Comments

How did I start?  I delved into hydroponics some years ago.  Never really liked the idea of growing with chemicals so that didn't last long.  The original ideas came from the internet and me being a stickybeak and liking growing some food I suppose it was a natural for me to get interested.

 So I started with one 220ltr blue barrel I had found plans for on the net.   You will get the idea off this link …



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