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Comment by Lynn on November 22, 2010 at 9:36am
Wow...the rain over the weekend has sent the vegetable garden into growth chaos! WOOHOO! Have been out this morning and trimmed all the lower leaves off the early tomato plants, and have them crushed and in the bucket with water to make a bug spray. Picked a HEAP of mustard greens and lovely lettuces. Will be sharing. The zucchinis, squash and cucumbers are doing great...they love this rain! It's pouring down again now, so time for a hot cup of herbal tea...herbs fresh from the garden...YUM
Comment by Yvonne Symons on November 20, 2010 at 3:56pm
Prune some of the bunches off and make Verjuice. Oh you lucky thing.
Comment by Charlotte on November 20, 2010 at 4:38am
Picked my first 3 strawberrys today. They're growing in one of those pots with pockets up and down so they can grow out all over pot.. BUT im finding only one side of strawberry is turning red, mb because the other side is resting on pot?
Tomato plants had major growth spurt, attached them to bamboo sticks today. Blueberrys are setting, yay!!!

Grape vine is covered in heaps and heaps of grapes. I googled and looks like if theres too many grapes, the vine wont be able to handle it, and none of them will mature????? It looks like its been regularly pruned back, but the amount of grapes setting is ridiculous!!
Comment by moggy on November 19, 2010 at 11:15pm
to explain, I will need to use the hosepipe on the plants tomorrow only as the pump is turned off while the cement sets. You don't normally need to water plants growing hydroponically.
Comment by moggy on November 19, 2010 at 11:04pm
Hubbie today replaced the pump for the hydroponics with a smaller one which will be cheaper to operate (it came from the redundant swimming pool which is never warm enough to use). I will need to use the hosepipe on the plants if the weather is sunny
Tomorrow I need to plant 1/8 acre of parsley seeds.
Comment by Tony Lucas on November 19, 2010 at 9:38pm
Reweeded the herb garden Man these weeds come back fast. Finished the final square garden and now have a heap of seedlings to prick out tomorrow.
Comment by Lynn on November 19, 2010 at 1:22pm
Planted more spring onions, red onions and capsicums. The corn is finally through, as are most of my beans. The squash are fruiting and the zucchini are flowering, so they'll be in use next week, I'm sure. Have just made a vegetarian quiche with everything from the garden, except tomatoes (and eggs).
Comment by Yvonne Symons on November 19, 2010 at 12:44pm
picked the first strawberry today. Ohhhh it was lovely and sweet. Finally found some elderflowers so made some cordial, soooo much sugar, going to try and use stevia on the next batch. it is rather yummy though. Did some weeding in the veg garden, need to start on the flower garden too.
Comment by Lynn on November 17, 2010 at 10:15pm
Kali...I am lucky my neighbour has lots of very old fashioned roses, scented (have been in the ground for 50 years!) and she gardens organically, like me, so I know there are no sprays on them. the highly scented ones are best, any colour, but pink and red do the best. I got the idea from another Oooobier in the group 'Edible Flowers'. This is the first time I've made rose petal jam...and it's delish! I doubt they would freeze well, Kali, but I haven't needed to try it. Sorry I can't be more help.
Comment by moggy on November 17, 2010 at 9:59pm
tomorrow i need to plant up my pomegranate seedlings, they are around 6 inches high. They are part of the plan to have the only commercial pomegranate orchard in NZ (at least I think there are no others). I also need to sow a few hundred seeds in pots to catch up with what I did not do last week. And the veggie patch is a disaster area, it has been much neglected, I need to do something with that.
 

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