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Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:52 pm

I did one in Melbourne when I lived there but possums everywhere so was a huge fail, got one capsicum out of it.

Who would've thought possums don't like capsicum?

Anyway here's my next attempt, there's no possums here, no dirt really either just sand so gotta buy dirt!

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First planting about a month ago now, clockwise from top left there's spring onion, lettuce, broccoli, ?????, chives, strawberries and cauliflower.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:55 pm

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Bought another 25l of dirt different to the first lot, gave them some space and added tomatoes.
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Postby buckton » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:03 pm

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Week 3. Up to 4 25l bags of dirt two of them were from The Living Soil Company and two were from Bunnings, dunno if either one is better but the plants that are now in the cheaper dirt were moved. Would this stunt them significantly? Also added some more I didn't have room for to start with and coriander.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:11 pm

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And this is today, trying a different brand of dirt from Bunnings and added some mini silverbeet and mini red cabbage that I saw at the supermarket, the only things that aren't certified organic and heirloom so they may not seed.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby dustbinflowers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:59 pm

Looking good. My garden's a bit wintery still, but I have lemons and silver beet producing. Everything else is waiting for spring.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Winter doesn't exist here! Autumn - Spring - Summer - Hell!
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby dustbinflowers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:14 pm

It'll be interesting to see how some of those veges do, without winter
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby old school punk » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:35 pm

Cant imagine life without winter :lol: but veges I planted in autumn are doing well and in the next few weeks I will get the ground ready for spring planting and sowing in seeds
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Postby dustbinflowers » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:40 pm

Man, I can! Can't complain really, Chch's winter hasn't been too bad so far this year. Did a big cleanup a couple of weekends ago, dug lots of compost in, transplanted a whole lot of carrot and onion seedlings, planted more broad beans and peas, more garlic and some greens. I'm in the process of setting up a garden design business, and have been planting containers of tulips and irises to sell as well. Also scored a flymo from a plant salvage job today. Retro as.
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Postby Philfy Vermin » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:30 pm

old school punk wrote:Cant imagine life without winter :lol:



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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them. Was looking at chilli seeds on eBay can't get them though cos quarantine restrictions.
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Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:03 pm

Have some spare strawberry plants if anyone wants any. Don't know the variety, but they are day neutral so long fruiting, with a spring and autumn fruiting flush
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Postby Philfy Vermin » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:47 am

good to see youre growing heaps of puha buckon
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:32 am

Ooohhh, a pepper forum? Keen!
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Well that thread confirms my suspicion that living soil company is the tits.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:34 pm

Made another trip up to The Green Life Soil Company (got the name right this time!) bought 3x25kg bags of concentrate because there's plenty of sand here already and I'm not being lazy this time. Mixed it in with the commercial stuff hopefully my runts take off now. Gave everything some more space and moved the tomatoes to the end also got my first flowers on them.

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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:36 pm

Should weed the front garden too! And plant some flowers for the beeeeeeesssss.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:35 am

Made a beer trap for snails, those little fagets love it more than broccoli so I'm told.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:55 pm

Trimmed those flowers off, got a good source for seeds out of that forum, someone's offered to post me some for free and Wildfire chilli have a stall at the local market one suburb over.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby Dixon Cider A.C. » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:09 pm

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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:13 pm

Don't make me show you how to make a bird house.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:42 am

Haven't asked yet but ones the person has spare are Cheiro Goias, Hungarian Black and Jamaican Red.
Just checked again and there's another offer of open pollenated seeds.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:01 am

One lot of free seeds turned up, got Hot Cherry, Cerio Goia, Jamican Red, Hungarian Black, Orange Habanero, Chocolate Bhut Joloka and Mulato. Did my first seed raising some marigolds have sprouted but Hungarian Carrots have yet to.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby dustbinflowers » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:04 pm

yay! Spring is sproinging! It is still way too cold at night here in the South to even think about tomatoes or anything else frost tender- I generally don't plant my tomatoes or basil outside until November.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:24 pm

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Super nice people on that chilli forum!
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby TimShadbolt » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:44 pm

"Very hot" is an understatement. :D

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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:18 pm

You talking about the scorpions? I eat hot sauce like tomato sauce now....
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:52 pm

Impressive!
I just got given 5 seeds of a chilli variety with a fruit apparently shaped like a penis.
Also: if you've got anything young and tender outside, give it shelter for the next few days, the weather's going back to more August type temperatures.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby buckton » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:44 am

Beer trap didn't work, used snail pellets instead that fucked 'em right off. Don't really think its grown much but then I look at old photos and yeah it has.
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Re: Vege Garden 2013/2014

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:56 am

In the garden- my brassicas appear to be bolting, dammit, so they are on borrowed time. Snow peas, climbing peas, broad beans, spring onions, white onions, garlic, elephant garlic, strawberries, radishes, beetroot, carrots, mizuna salad mix and Koanga's heritage lettuce mix are all up and doing their thing. The crop I seem to do best is rainbow beet, fuck they look awesome.

Heaps of herbs and perennials- parsley, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, sage, french sorrel, coriander, globe artichoke. I'm on the lookout for Jerusalem artichokes really soon, and a couple of varieties of old potato- 'Kowhiniwhini' and 'Tutae Kuri'.
My passionfruit survived winter, but looks like it may now cark it...

Germinating undercover: unnamed scarlet runner beans, bean 'Cobra Runner', climbing bean 'King of the Blues', my 'Willy' Chillies, zucchini 'Black Beauty', purple kumara in a hanging basket, and a couple of varieties of sunflowers. Squash and more chillies to come.

I also have tulips and irises coming up, daffodils flowing, and zantedeschias to plant in the next month. I just potted up a whole heap of cuttings of rosemary, lavender and hebes that have rooted over winter. I love this time of year!

Bedtime reading at the moment is the King's Seed Catalogue.
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