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by backpaddock
Wed May 01, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Seed Germination-Gibberellic Acid
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Seed Germination-Gibberellic Acid

I was just looking at the list of how long seeds remain viable and thought I would share something I have used for a while. Gibberellic Acid is very useful to improve germination of seeds. I first heard about it being used to grow heirloom seeds that were found on a old deserted homestead in the US....
by backpaddock
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Icebreakers
Topic: Hi to everyone from Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Hi to everyone from Australia

Hi Everyone, I've already posted a couple of times today then saw the intro forum so here I am. I came across iceage farmer on youtube after discovering NASA changing temperature data a few years ago. I'm chemist by trade and have been growing vegies since I was a kid, the family also has a small sc...
by backpaddock
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Cloning
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Cloning

Hi Farside, I've seen small "y" mixers made out of pvc pipe before using 3 lengths of pipe and a "y" fitting in the middle. I haven't seen the same "y" pvc fittings for awhile though.The other option I've used before to mix small amounts of powder is one of those bullet blenders. Chemical testing sh...
by backpaddock
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Grow Grow Grow
Topic: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

Re: Please help... question on how grain/corn grown for storage...

Hi Dawn, My first post here as well. I'm not sure how it's done in other countries but I've never heard of spraying just before harvest actually happening in Australia. In broadacre farming the ground is usually sprayed to kill "weeds" before seeding and basically left until harvesting. It would hav...