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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby haiku terror shades » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:38 pm

Aucks update - the tomatoes have made it, both trays have plenty of little two leaves up. The MOST EXPIRED pack out of my three expired packs of radish seeds ALL came up, only a few of the others have so far and they are taking their sweet time. Capsicums are inconclusive.

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:27 am

Capsicums are one of the few things I buy well grown plants of- they just take too damn long to get going down here- usually two seasons to fruit. One day I shall have a heated greenhouse...
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:44 am

one day you'll have a terrarium for your carnivorous plants too when you measure the table it's going to go on :P

gardening day for me today if the weather stays fine. emptying the two small compost bins into the chooks compost pit for them to mix up for me and eat any sprouted seeds out of so it's ready to dig in in a few weeks; weeding and mulching around broad beans, garlic and broccoli; preparing beds for spring salad veges and just a general spring clean up :)

just gave the axolotls a big feed of worms from the compost, can't believe how much the greedy buggers can eat in one go 8O

all the seeds i've started off are up and half potted up, hopefully do more of that today too.

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:48 am

Oh! I measured it: 440mm x 220mm

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:28 pm

cool, might even start making it today...
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:56 pm

more like a shrubbery
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:00 pm

i found a whole egg at the bottom of one of the compost bins but it hadn't sprouted :(

smelt pretty special when i smashed it though :)
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby niXon » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:16 pm

akaxo wrote:i found a whole egg at the bottom of one of the compost bins but it hadn't sprouted :(

smelt pretty special when i smashed it though :)


Unlucky it didn't spawn another chicken. That two block high brick wall pen is sufficient to contain the chickens. As eggs are laid in the future just throw them into the pen and there is a chance a new chicken will spawn. Given enough time, you will have dozens of chickens in the pen pumping out large quantities of eggs. You can continue to throw the eggs, or use them for making cakes.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby steeltoedsneakers » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:47 pm

won't the chickens be laying their eggs in the pen? thus removing the need to throw them into the pen? you'd have a self-sustaining chicken growing machine.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:53 pm

i'd have to make some stilts or something for roger the rapist, he's too short. he just grabs them by their necks and humps away on their sides. he does try so very hard though.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:18 pm

at least there's his sisters...
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby niXon » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:32 pm

You need to throw the eggs in order to have the chance of hatching more chickens. Otherwise they will just sit there and probably despawn eventually.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:40 pm

:? i think i'll get a headache if i think about that one too hard

dustbinflowers wrote:at least there's his sisters...
well yes. poor roger, only girls he an actually rape for real are his sisters and adoptive mother. doesn't seem to worry him much though :)
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby clancy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:47 am

Mum just moved into a new place - so I made her a vege garden a couple Saturdays ago.

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby clancy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:03 am

Just went for a wander - everything is kicking into life.

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby jont420 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:26 pm

not bad mate, can't see any eggs sprouting in there though?
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby niXon » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:17 pm

What ever happened to those no-nutrient seedlings you were growing J?
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:21 pm

dead?

labour wknd = lots of planting out now that it's pretty much 100% the frosts are gone down here. tomatoes and sunflowers will be out soon.

raspberry canes have flowers close to opening, broad beans covered in flowers, been eating salads from the garden and herbs are all getting massive. going to plant heaps of spuds in tyres this year to save room for other stuff in the garden.

experimented with an aquaponics set up inside and it's a success. (aquaponics = basically a hydroponic system that instead of the nutrient tank has a large fish tank. fish waste feeds the plants which also filters and cleans the water killing two birds with one stone. not that i condone killing birds with stones or anything). going to build a decent outside pond and use a solar pump to pump the water through a decent sized hydro grow tray for more growing space where i can't make a garden. prob fill it up with the basil seedlings.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:05 am

My place is still looking pretty meh- still only getting about 6 hours sun a day at my place, and the last few weeks have been chilly. I have all the salad greens happening, but all still very small. I am about to plant potatos and jerusalem artichokes, peas and beans. Tomatoes, basil and zucchini will go in second week of November. I think I'm just going to do cherry tomatoes this season. Then again, I'll probably succumb to trying some crazy variety like I always do...
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:12 am

i dug up the last of our artichokes a couple of weeks ago, had a few good meals with them and replanted bits, they're popping up already. just got to train myself to like them more ha. being on the flat means better sun hours and also means i can dig a well in the backyard and chuck a pond pump down it to water as much as i like despite the water restrictions, like to see you do that over the hill :P
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:15 am

yeah, that would be a challenge- probably easier to chuck a pipe into the creek down in the gully across the road.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby the croc » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:49 pm

akaxo wrote:i dug up the last of our artichokes a couple of weeks ago, had a few good meals with them and replanted bits, they're popping up already. just got to train myself to like them more ha. being on the flat means better sun hours and also means i can dig a well in the backyard and chuck a pond pump down it to water as much as i like despite the water restrictions, like to see you do that over the hill :P


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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:49 am

yeah mate, just got to start collecting up all the chicken shit and throwing it straight into a river.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:54 am

and pooing in it yourself too
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby Any Day Now » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:09 am

Getting ready for summer:

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Apple tree is cranking!

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Greenhouse all stocked with tomatoes and strawberries

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Broccoli and peas

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Spinach, corn, berries and courgettes, cherry toms almost ready to be planted up top

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Fejoiia tree is still sleepy...

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:40 am

i like the planter boxes on the fence, great way to make more growing space, nice.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby Any Day Now » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:04 pm

leftover fence pailings ;) pretty much everything is built from discarded materials from renovating or 'found' in terms of landscaping, even the greenhouse is built from off cuts and unwanted perspex.

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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:20 pm

eating many radishes, and trying to keep up with the spinich, rocket, bok choy and mizuna before it goes to seed. The water restrictions are not helping with stuff beginning to bolt.

Strawberries cranking, hanging basket tomato (tumbling tom) laden, beans and peas doing their thing. Some bastard has eaten my sunflower seedlings :evil:
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby akaxo » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:17 pm

stink, our sunflowers are going well, some japanese heirloom variety. been spending a fair bit of time in the garden today now i have the time. amazing how much weeds can grow in a couple of weeks ha, pretty much all i've been doing is weeding. filled up one and a half compost bins and doesn't look like i've done much :? found two chicken nests full of eggs inside fenced off areas they're not meant to be able to get into which also explains where all the nearly ripe raspberries went. spinach, silverbeet and lettuce all going well, lots of salads. black beans are all up and growing well and have rhubarb coming out my ears. had some home grown asparagus the other day too, so fucking good when it goes straight from plant to pot to mouth in a matter of minutes. aquaponics system with basil plants is doing well, need to get more fish for it though i think.
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Re: Vege Garden 2010 / 2011

Postby dustbinflowers » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:47 am

I think sunflowers and basil are part of my list of things I can't grow.
On the other hand, I am awesome at growing Hydrangeas. Which is a bit bloody useless.

I think I just don't get enough time to keep an eye on the stuff which is likely to get eaten by those giant native slugs.
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