"Have planted all but my cherry tomatoes. I have 18 Oxheart, two Tula, 1 big beef and an unknown which is seed I saved from supermarket tomatoes called capri - anything could come from those seeds. Two days after planting tomatoes we are having light…"
"Most of the plants I have had in for 2-4 weeks are looking glum - the ground has been so wet I don't think they have ever been out of the soggy boggy conditions. I think I will pull them out and replant as I am sure they won't come to…"
"Two very useful tips - I will head off to the garden centre and look for solid trays so I can try the mote idea. Will also put some beer out for them - they can celebrate their election win with a can or two ! ! ! "
"tomato seedlings are about 10cm - all looking good for planting in about 2-3 weeks. Hope we get some good weather so I can start hardening them off in about a week.
I have losing seedlings to slugs - any ideas how to stop slugs in the mini…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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 -…"
"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…"
"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…"
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,
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.
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?