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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:52 am

Andrew_TA wrote:your chilli plants look really small?\
cute cat


Hassling a man about the size of his chillies = dangerous

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby clancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:42 am

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Pulled the rest of my potatoes today - desiree - yum as

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Capsicums - doing pretty good

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Purple pod beans - sowed mid jan - will be yum

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Pumpkin still cranking - I think I need to pinch off some runners so it focuses on producing.

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Calla lillies are cranking

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Soybeans at month month old and thinned to 4"

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Comfrey tea. One month in. Putrid.

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40ish brocolli seedlings waiting for the summer crops to die off.



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How are peoples tomatoes going this year? Last year I was eating mine in late Nov. It's now late Jan and we've only had a couple ripe fruit. I have a plant which is as tall as I am (6 foot) who is laden, but not ripening. I've been pinching off and controlling growth, gave them a feed of comfrey in november and manure in jan. I can't figure it out.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby clancy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:44 am

oh whoops

Kowiniwini seeds came off trademe

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:34 am

From what I can tell, tomatoes are a bit crap all around the place this summer. I think it's an El Nino thing- less sun hours, cooler night temperatures (in Christchurch anyway)
My tomatoes are looking like shit, they've got green fruit, but none are anywhere near ripe. Bad Powdery mildew problems. My Jalapenos are cranking, but not a whole lot of fruit is setting- maybe it's been too cool to set fruit? I am also in a fairly built up area, and have bumble bees but no honey bees. I only got fruit setting after I did some pervy hand pollinating.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:59 pm

i've got heaps of tomatoes on the plants but no reddening - a few friends in town are have the same. just no ripening for those fuckers yet. sucks.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:03 pm

yep, I hope the weather comes right, or it's going to be Green Tomato Chutney. which is good, but not as good as ripe bursty tomatoes!!
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:25 pm

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:50 am

had an ant / aphid combo destroying one of my courgettes. i cut of all the leaves and threw them into the yard, and also the courgettes that had them on it. am going to make a garlic / chilli spray today to try deter them more (apparently it helps).

and to think, i'm usually so nice to the ants and they turn around and fuck me like this.


otherwise garden is cranking. everything is growing hardout (my camera died so no pics). have a mountain load of broccoli and cauliflower to go in and no where to put them (not to mention more basil and garlic chives!).

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:05 pm

was just out in the garden and there's a small hedgehog sleeping under my tomatoes. decent. haven't seen too many snails around but i know there's some slug fuckers lurking. hope he has a good munch and sticks around.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby xSUSPECTx » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:09 pm

J wrote:Image

that a targetes marigold in the background?
they are delishus

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby xSUSPECTx » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:48 pm

:lol:

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:53 pm

Holy shit that is awesome J
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby Andrew_TA » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:06 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: So cute.

new set up:
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we have a local cat too
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 am

tomatoes have finally started to ripen. thank fuck for that.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby dustbinflowers » Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:54 am

Lovely pussy cats!

I hate being catless :cry:

I really wish my tomatoes would colour up!!

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:59 pm

fuck cats. i get like 3-4 cats walkin' all over the show from the neighbors. only once found shit in my garden though so they're not too annoying. mostly just annoying to look at.

getting a new camera today so will take pics of garden!

just added a new area yesterday since i needed space for my broccoli n such - my pumpkins are currently dominating the landscape.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby xSUSPECTx » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:45 pm

we have this huge black and white cat that hangs around here and altho it avoids us is far too cheeky to be described as scared, ive named him 'horse' obviously, he looks tough as.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:07 pm

Any ideas on what is chewing on my beans?

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Just below the growing tip

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Above close up

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At the base of the same plant

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Same plant from a different angle
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:07 pm

Shit high winds in Welly today are not good. Pushed over the climbing frame for the peas and bashed them around a bit. Everything else is looking pretty flattened. Any ideas on the above photos? It's getting worse.
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:51 am

no idea about the wind but my tomatoes got slayed in the wind yesterday.

it's my first year trying to grow tomatoes so didn't really factor in that the fruit would weigh down the plant alot and so my thin bamboo is getting slaughtered and my patch up job isn't doing too flash - although i have one group of plants on thicker, sturdy bamboo that's fine after yesterday's onslaught.

i would post up pics but am too ashamed of the falling down party that is currently going on, haha.

on a bright side, getting about 1-2 tomatoes a day from my plants now which is awesome

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby 4 Horsemen » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:58 pm

This BFM Green Desk gig should be a pretty information packed day -

http://www.95bfm.com/default,194844,gro ... r-stuff.sm

You gotta mulch like fuck - Buy it in bags, get 30 bags at once & stack it up somewhere in the garden, and keep dumpin it - You'll know when to re-dump.And always a heavy layer of newspaper first.

B/T/W - My peas totally sucked this year, last year they were better - I think Monsanto seeds are fuckin us up!

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby ghetto ninja » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:36 am

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:13 pm

here's a bunch of shots . . .

cauliflower/broccoli/basil/garlic chives / some random pumpkin
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tomatoes / basil / pumpkin
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same as above from different direction
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courgettes / potatoes / tomatoes / pumpkin / misc othershit
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weird flat / star courgettes
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weird bulb ones
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pumpkin!
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby Andrew_TA » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:51 pm

pattypan squash! make sure you pick it when it's small
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby yvon » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:20 pm

I have pumpkin jealousy! My plants keep dropping their flowers before they set. And our neighbour has a beehive, so I know that's not the problem!!! Lack of water maybe? The hose doesn't reach them so they only get intermittent watering.

My tomatoes took forever to ripen too. But they have now been cranking for about 2 weeks. Next year I swear I'm only going to have 6 plants, because this overabundance is just rediculous. I've cooked up one batch with onion and paprika and bottled it, but it's just too freakin hot to stand over a stove!
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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:19 am

i lost quite a few pumpkins but it was these little bugs eating them from the inside out. the bugs seem to only be able to get into the pumpkin when they're very small, once they're about the size of a tennis ball (bit smaller) they seem too big and take off.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:04 pm

got fucking mother ass fucking caterpillars eating my tomatos. fuckers.

looks to be -> http://www.vegedge.umn.edu/vegpest/hornworm.htm

not impressed.

going to squish them. bastards.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby BanalityDUFF » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:32 pm

i'm keeping my cauliflower ones under control with a daily squishing. the tomatoes are a pain, though, given the size of the plants. it's only about 4 plants out of 15~ or so that have caterpillars so it's not a huge deal but it's annoying knowing the fuckers are rampaging freely.

was doing some weeding just now (had to retreat from the sun for now, though) and one of my strawberrys has sent out a runner that has grown into another plant. was pretty exciting. haha. i'd heard of them sending out runners but never seen it so didn't know what to look for.

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby xSUSPECTx » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:22 pm

all action in the vegie patch

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Re: Advice on Vege garden

Postby the croc » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:26 am

Got STURTEVANTS EDIBLE PLANTS OF THE WORLD for $5 in a second-hand bookshop in Westport last week. It's fucken cool, got the origins of pretty much every food plant. Online version here: http://www.swsbm.com/Ephemera/Sturtevan ... Plants.pdf
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