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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby haiku terror shades » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:06 pm

BanalityDUFF wrote:Image

fucking caterpillars.


Neem oil.

Preferably before the little buggers show up, then the one time will keep them from taking over.

FYI 3 day withholding period though, it tastes quite bad.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby yvon » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:52 pm

Saw some Neem soap at Trade Aid and wondered if that would work on plants?
Where is the best place to get Neem oil anyway?
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:38 am

Supermarkets, garden centres and hardware stores. It's pretty common.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby clancy » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:33 pm

I haven't posted in here for a while. But we've been eating our way through almost a hundred broccoli.

Last Saturday.
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Strawberries - Pine needles do the trick though.
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Garlic peeking through.
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Daffs on their way up
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Beware the cyclops incinerator
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby akaxo » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:57 am

not a bad harvest for a day in the middle of winter!

i've got garlic in, a bit late though so haven't popped up through all the mulch yet. had a good crop of silverbeet going to keep us in greens through the winter but i left the gate to the garden open for a day by mistake and the chooks got in there and trashed the lot oh well at least we get 3-5 eggs a day out of them. luckily they don't like leeks and parsley though, they're still all good. and still got heaps of pumpkins, spuds and a freezer full of tomatoes from the season just gone.

also got an old 44 gallon drum incinerator except i cut ours down to half size and welded a plate in to keep the fire off the ground. i like the glaring eye ha.

looking forward to spring and planning where to try and squeeze everything in already...
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:13 pm

pretty wintery in my garden- silverbeet, endive, rocket, radishes and chickweed- and I'm about to move, so no effort towards spring preperation till the new place.
I think looking at the new flat it'll be pots of stuff- salad greens, tomatoes and chillies
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby haiku terror shades » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:31 pm

clancy wrote:I haven't posted in here for a while. But we've been eating our way through almost a hundred broccoli.

Last Saturday.
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That is pure pornography! would def make a sweet book cover or kitchen print if one was so inclined

also deeply jealous of your incinerator; the fire dept said we couldn't do that anymore

... and my brocolli's won't be ready for another couple of months

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby akaxo » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:52 am

i only use our incinerator at night, had no complaints yet but it's only really a way to get rid of the cabbage tree leaves that are no good for the compost. our fire bath isn't strictly legal either but again just gets used after dark so all good so far.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby niXon » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:45 am

akaxo wrote:i only use our incinerator at night, had no complaints yet but it's only really a way to get rid of the cabbage tree leaves that are no good for the compost. our fire bath isn't strictly legal either but again just gets used after dark so all good so far.


DONT WANT THOSE CABBAGE TREE LEAVES GETTING CAUGHT IN THE MOWER, BLOODY RUN THE BEARING YOU WILL.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby clancy » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:48 am

We aren't meant to have open fires here either, but you are okay to have fires for hangi, so I keep a bag of spuds nearby with a bucket of rocks. If the department did show up I could just claim it was for cooking.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby akaxo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:06 pm

love this time of year. we've got a few dozen lettuce babies potted up and a couple of dozen silverbeet in the garden under soft drink bottles growing well. strawberry bed is sorted and rhubarb is up. got heaps of seeds just out in our sunroom - tomato, rocket, coriander, pumpkin, calendula, echinacea, and a few more. bought up on heirloom seeds this season, still got eggplant, cayenne peppers, beans, sunflowers, peas, basil, red cabbage and a mix of salad stuff to go.

and the seed trays in the table on the sunroom all survived the wee shake they got a few days ago and didn't get knocked off :D

garden is all ready, heaps of compost, a big barrel of liquid manure ready and been mulching all winter with straw from the chooks...
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby SupaScoopa » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:53 pm

^Killer.

All the celery i planted months back has finally grown larger but looks stringy & watery so might get ripped out this weekend and put in the compost.

this weeks tasks:

Cleaning up the yard and adding all leaves etc to the compost bin, collecting some seaweed from the local beach & a bag of coffee grinds from my flatmates work, on top of the usual weekly flat foodscraps that goes in..

Got lots of tom thumb lettuce's cranking & my herb garden is starting to take off,, Will be starting off some trays this week -
6 Eggplant
6 Capsicum
6 Tomato
6 Courgette
Lettuce

Along with starting off lots of herbs from seed. Will wait another month to get sunflowers started in jiffy pots.. our garden had about 30 skyscrapers last year and it looked meoinnnnn.

Also regullary feeding my lime tree in a big pot - its flowred/is dropping buds... need to get at least a FEW limes off it this year for Coronas :lol:

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby akaxo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:22 pm

thought about letting the celery go to seed and collecting the seed for cooking? great added to stir-fries etc at the start of cooking. that's what i did with some of ours that went a bit fucked a couple of seasons ago.

are the coffee grinds for putting around the base of plants to deter snails and slugs? i've been saving them for a while to give it a go for the first time since i heard it's meant to work.

i've been transplanting most of our herb garden to around the front of our house since the chooks decided they love pretty much everything i had except the sage, rosemary and thyme. even the fennel got demolished. they also found out parsley is good to eat after ignoring it all for months so all of that got slaughtered back to nothing in the space of a day :?
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby yvon » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:49 pm

I've been doing more work on the Kings Arms garden than my own. Put in a compost bin, mainly for plant scraps (as a lot get damaged by munters), coffee grinds, shredded paper and cat poo. Chucked some sheep pellets in there too.
Divided up a couple of clivia clumps into a big line a few months ago, and now they are flowering hard out. Only a few crushed sections from dudes stumbling through to take a piss. Arum lillies I put in at the same time are big and flowering too. The canna lillies are still small, but getting there. Planted some really spiky bromeliads on the rather dry sound-wall side, just started flowering. The nikau's I planted in autumn have suddenly developed a browning off of the leaves. I'm really hoping it's just wind damage and not something worse. ( I planted them knowing that the dead pines or whatever they are in between, will have to be cut out in the next few years)
I think It's looking pretty good for only having spent about $100, and half of that on the compost bin after my homemade one got smashed over. I think I might plant some more herbs, since the mint is going gangbusters. Maybe chives, parsley and rosemary. Not sure if the munters will let them live, but it's worth a go I guess! Planting a garden for drunks sure is challenging! You can't plant anything the hippies will want to climb or put in their hair.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby Andrew_TA » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:57 pm

make sure you don't use that compost on a vege garden/anything you'll eat if you're putting cat poo in it.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby yvon » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:03 am

Andrew_TA wrote:make sure you don't use that compost on a vege garden/anything you'll eat if you're putting cat poo in it.

Nah, it's only for the K.A plants. I wouldn't eat anything out of that garden!!!
The herbs will be the only edibles, and they will be in seperate planters with no cat poo. :lol: Provided Starfire doesn't get in there and do her thing!
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby clancy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:01 am

So far I've started:

Kumara
Spuds - Kowiniwini and Desiree
Chilli - Thai and Hungarian
Beans
- Scarlet runner
- Cannellini
- Borlotti
- French dwarf (freezer)
- Soy will go in november
Corn- sun and sow (started in punnets)
Peas - sugar snap and greenfeast.
Elephant and normal garlic
Tomato
Strawberries
Pumpkin - golden nuget
Courgette - black beauty

and I still have about 30 broccoli yet to head.

psyched.


I reckon we need a 2010 / 11 garden thread.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:57 am

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