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Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I had one of those 4 tier mini hot house for about 6 years and sprouted most of my plants in it - it worked really well and didn't take up much room at all  - I had it sitting next to the shed wall. It is now shelving in the new one.…"
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Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I bought a greenhouse from Bunnings for about $80 and put it together today. Big enough to walk in. Set out 21 lots of seeds, mostly for the flower garden, but included lettuce, capsicum, tomatoes and spring onion. Great to think that spring is just…"
Aug 17
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"This weekend might just about be a gardening weekend. Hoping the water around the raised gardens has drained away.  Time to start my special tomato compost and clearing out all of the old winter stuff and readying for spring which is just…"
Jul 26
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"lawn under a couple of inches of water and raised vege gardens surrounded by same - slosh slosh slosh ! ! !  "
Jul 22
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Getting enough veges to keep us going. Apart from a couple of nights when we had frosts, the waehter has been and continues to be very mild. As I am working full-time again for a while, the garden has suffered somewhat - the weeds are certainly…"
Jun 8
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Thats no good Kali - what a ferocious storm it was. Wish we could all come on down and help you reinstate everything. All the best "
Apr 20
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Well the rain has been and gone -we got about 60mls. Sorry for all those folks who received a lambasting from the cyclone as it passed through. But we are still having the hot muggy weather which surprises me. The wind lashed the garden heavilly -…"
Apr 18
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I think we are in the last couple of days of this indian summer - has been great but I am ready to move on and the winter vege are are all coming on great. Just planted the second lot and getting space ready for the third - we will have a continuous…"
Apr 14
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Thanks Richard - enjoyed reading your explanation. I guess the tunnel houses take on extra importance to you guys. "
Apr 2
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Why are things so much later for you Richard? Are you in some sort of micro climate? "
Mar 26
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"When I checked today my latest attempt to grow carrots has been successful - looks like a 100% strike rate. At last - might have a good supply now through the winter. Your brown onion harvest sounds great Lynn. I only grow red onions now and had…"
Mar 23
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I still have one grafted tomato struggling along - picking about 4-5 toms off it each day but I think this weekend might see its last days. Have had a great crop this year but also lost quite a few to weather - mostly didnt pick them quick enough.…"
Mar 20
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"Just loving this rain - we desperately needed it to get the winter vege established and off to a good start. "
Mar 15
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"My tomatoes are all but finished. had a good crop with some as heavy as 500g. However lost quite a few to weather and being away for two weeks at the peak didnt help.   Getting into the winter veges now - first lot of cabbage, cauli and…"
Mar 3
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"My tomatoes have been fantastic this year - they have been an average of 500g each. I think the tomato compost that I during the winter has paid dividends. 1 constructed a compost bin dedicated to the preparation of tomato compost to be used when…"
Feb 3
Rex Morris commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I think we might be in for a hot dry February and we are going away for 2 weeks so imagine I will come back to a scorched garden with most things dying off. Hoping to find someone to look after the tomatoes so at least the last of the crop will be…"
Jan 30

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Kensington
Post / Zip Code
0112
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to be a gardening buddy
Food Growing Skill Level
Confident
Experience and Qualifications
Lots of years in the garden
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
I have a large urban landscaped garden with a wide range of shrubs, trees, annuals and perennials. The vege garden consists of several raised beds and I focus on basic vegetables including summer garden of lettuce, beans, tomatoes, carrots, spring onions, and a winter garden of leeks celery cabbage cauli broccolli spinach red onions, garlic,

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At 10:51am on July 29, 2012, Lynn said…

Love your photos Rex. Awesome garden!

At 10:16pm on April 18, 2012, Jude Simpson said…

Hi Rex,

Love your garden.  It is interesting and productive and looks happy.

Do you follow the moon cycle for planting/cultivation etc?

At 11:46am on October 16, 2011, Hester said…
Hi Rex. Glad you liked folia. I find it really helps me keep track of everything.
At 11:37am on June 23, 2011, Jane Maarie said…
I wonder if you can put grass clippings on the beds when they come through without touching the stems to suppress the weeds?  Might just have to try it & see if it will affect the conditions of growing the garlic.     My hubby travels to the KDC everyday for his work too & still likes the drive.  I have still got loads to learn about gardening cos I didn't plant nearly enough veg to see us though the summers months- like when i ran out of cucumbers I didn't think to stagger any of the veggies as well as tomatoes, lettuces  & loads more.  Just assumed the planting season was over & went without or bought fresh.  Don't know what made me think that when I know you can plant veg all year round.  Silly, thinking about it now as I've realised there is no hard & fast rules of planting veggies from seed or seedling...just do it really.  My greatest win though was planting loads of early & late season potatoes. I have only now just bought my first bag of potatoes from the shop this year!  And I am finally "getting the stagger thing" with growing brocolli & other winter veg thru the winter.  Still, at the end of the day it's times like this  when reflecting over past experiences can actually improve next seasons knowledge. Loving your compost photos...wish mine would hurry up & get like that hehe.
At 8:13am on June 22, 2011, Jane Maarie said…
Hi Rex, I'm just wondering what you put over your garlic beds as mulch to stop the weeds?  I've planted the stronger variety this time instead of the elephant garlic hoping to get a good crop next year.  I don't have weed mat down like Ive been advised as I would rather something natural that would eventually breakdown.   Any suggestions?
At 8:41pm on August 26, 2010, Hester said…
Hi Rex
The reason people plant cougettes and curcubits into mounds is that it provides good soil drainage. We have dry summers often and i don't really find it is necessary.
 
 
 

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