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Comment by Rex Morris on September 7, 2010 at 11:30am
I have taken a chance and put in a grafted tomato. It is against a north facing wooden fence and I have put a plastic surround to protect it from cold wind etc. Will be interesting to see if the early planting is worth it. I have also planted climber beans. We have had some quite warm weather lately so hope the ground temp has warmed up enough so beans will grow.
Comment by Yvonne Symons on September 3, 2010 at 4:56pm
have potted up spring seeds. Picked first winter cauliflower yesterday along with broccoli. dug up some parsnips for parsnip soup.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 2, 2010 at 11:29am
I wonder if they even have them in North America? The white alpine strawberries sound like just the tonic for the birds getting the berries before I do.
Comment by Lynn on August 31, 2010 at 7:10am
I have had white alpine strawberries before...some years ago...and didn't get the opportunity to take the plants with me at the time when I moved towns. I have been searching for them since, and only ever come across the small red ones, which are also nice, but not as sweet and tasty as the white ones. I just love them, and they make the most flavoursome jam!
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on August 31, 2010 at 2:20am
Lynn, the white strawberries sound like a novelty that really works. I am going to have to check into those for next season.
We are winding down to fall here and the nights are starting to cool. I did get the tomatoes tied up again. The squash plants are all doing well, and I think that I am going to give up on the poor little Japanese egg plant bearing fruit. She flowers well, but they don't seem to be doing what it needs.
Got to weed the front garden and set water out for all.
Comment by Rex Morris on August 30, 2010 at 10:28pm
I haven't heard of Angela - did you grow them from seed or did you buy the plants? Would be great to hve a vareity that can be started early.
Comment by Lynn on August 30, 2010 at 12:19pm
Yes Rex, they're outside, though with frost covering if necessary. Half a dozen early plants that are nice and healthy at this stage. They're a cultivar called Angela. I've never put mu tomatoes out so early...just thought I would give it a go, with protection, and see what transpires.
Comment by Rex Morris on August 30, 2010 at 10:58am
I have just planted my tomato seeds so jealous to hear that you have already planted your tomatoes - is this outside? Our broadbeans are still in flowering stage - no beans appearing yet, though I was a little late planting them. Still picking broccolli, leeks, and celery.
Comment by Lynn on August 28, 2010 at 7:27pm
Have planted the first of my tomato plants. They're under cover if a frost is nigh, but open during the day. Good and sturdy plants. I'm still picking broad beans, so it's too soon to pull them from the garden. The leeks are going well, as are the lettuces, fennel, kale, carrots and celeriac. I have another bed to weed, box up and lift, and fill with growing medium. This will give me another 40 square feet of garden. Will do this over the next couple of weekends, I hope. Managed to find white alpine strawberry plants today, so that's a bonus...they're delish, and don't get eaten by the birds, as they think the're not ripe. Looking forward to all the herbs sprouting forth now that the worst of winter is over. My mints are doing well, and have new growth.
Comment by Petra Dirkx on August 14, 2010 at 3:25pm
Dug 3 holes for the apple trees that I am picking up tomorrow - found lots of bits of metal, one of the holes is now heaps bigger than it needed to be...
Then weeded some of the old herb garden, uncovered the iris's that I was given last year and potted up as I don't know what color they will be. They have started to grow!! Excellent.
Just came inside for a cuppa, might go and plant some flax and eucalypti now, before feeding out.
 

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