What To Do Today?


What To Do Today?

Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.

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Comment by Lynn on November 2, 2010 at 1:45pm
The first tomato plants I put in weeks ago are doing ok...not fantastic, but ok. They do have fruit on them, and I am waiting for the plants themselves to flourish with warmer weather. (do we GET warmer weather?!?!?!). ALl my new tomato seedlings are doing great, they will be repotted this weekend. I won't plant them out until they are larger. The zucchini, squash and cucumber seedlings are in the garden, doing well. Mesclun mix and lettuce seedlings all in the ground, spuds up and bushy...no sign of disease. Should be able to dig them in 5 weeks time. Cleared an area for Jerusalem artichokes to go in. All the herbs doing great, lots of seed and cuttings. Sage is flowering at the moment...gorgeous! I need to find some corn seed and get that planted along with more squash, and beans - three sisters method. So...when are we going to be warmer, again?
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on November 2, 2010 at 11:10am
Spent a few hours plan ring the first of the summer garden. Some of the seedlings have made ot to the garden, though they are looking a bit sick, they didn't get watered as much as they should have while we were away, so I have planted them plus a seed just to make sure.

sweetcorn will go in this weekend and then plant the beans next. tomatoes are in the glasshouse along with the chilli and peppers.
Comment by Lynn on November 1, 2010 at 10:42pm
Eeps...possums are PROTECTED?!?!! Little blighters! Poor you.
Comment by Tara McFarlane on November 1, 2010 at 10:33pm
lol - your protected possums will be safe - it's non toxic -doesn't poison them, just tastes bad enough that they won't touch it unless they are starving apparently.

It's a product out of the UK, so not sure if you can get it in Aus ( although I would presume so...)

It's quite amazing how much damage a hungry animal can do eh
Comment by Lynda Wood on November 1, 2010 at 10:28pm
haven't heard of it, but will look it up, I'm in Tassie Australia, and possums are protected, but they renigged on our sharing deal!!! I had big aspirations for our garden that now seems to only grow under ugly nettings, Thanks heap Tara, might even get to have my lemons back!!
Comment by Tara McFarlane on November 1, 2010 at 10:16pm
Have you tried a product called Grazers? It seems to work on rabbits and possums - and yet leaves the plants good for human consumption. So far I have been using it on the trees that the bunnies attacked - and as soon as it's been applied, they stop!
I read about it in the Lifestyle Farmer or Lifestyle Block magazine...
Comment by Lynda Wood on November 1, 2010 at 10:12pm
our possum proof patch if finally finished!! Now to tranplant seedlings, am so thankful to have it, but being the size of a carport, wishing it were bigger! Does anyone know of vegies that possies wont go for , that I may be able to plant outside the patch??
Comment by Tara McFarlane on November 1, 2010 at 10:08pm
Oh I'm so jealous - I've been trying to get my paws on some good seaweed... but Auckland seems to be dry... :(
Comment by Ruth OSullivan on November 1, 2010 at 9:17pm
been camping, long weekend for Marlborough Anniversary....collected buckets of seaweed for compost tea, my veges will LOVE it!!
Comment by Tony Lucas on November 1, 2010 at 8:42pm
got a lot done worked on the square gardens got one to fill. put in perpetual spinich and got my cucumbers in. Gonna have to start a fertiliser ragine like last year as things went well.
Beans are finally through.
Startin to get my Bokashi started again. Good stuff.

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