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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1500 on: October 28, 2017, 01:27:44 pm »
I had a giggle at the vision that created for me K Atie. I'm glad it all turned out well.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1501 on: October 28, 2017, 03:52:49 pm »
Scary stuff Katie, thank goodness the children were there to come to your rescue.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1502 on: October 28, 2017, 11:02:41 pm »
The kids thought the best way to help was scruff my hair ... It was funny afterwards . We found a few frogs in the veggie patch soil . Now it's Sunday waiting to here DS tell DD what project is for today .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1503 on: October 29, 2017, 06:22:06 am »
Katie, not nice.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1504 on: December 12, 2017, 01:20:22 am »
My veggie garden is now producing enough daily for us to eat with dinner each night.... and looks to be ramping up its production  ;D
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1505 on: December 12, 2017, 01:42:08 am »
That's wonderful Astarra. We had some beans producing well but the few very hot days have stopped that. We do have some snake beans coming on that love the heat though.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1506 on: December 12, 2017, 08:10:05 pm »
Insane, a lot of green thumbs here. I'm planning to have a vertical herb garden.
Vertical gardens are a great idea.  We are hoping to start renovations next year and are planning on building some as well
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1507 on: December 13, 2017, 10:05:11 pm »
Vertical gardens look great.
Lots of selfseed toms everywhere.
I saved bean seeds for the first time last year. Planted some this year and thought they might not be successful so put in double, they all came up. !

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1508 on: December 14, 2017, 12:49:17 am »
I love them too but have enough to look after already.  If I lived in a small unit with little outdoor area I would definitely use vertical gardens.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1509 on: December 17, 2017, 01:59:38 am »
Katie, I have just read about your adventure with the bee.
The people who delivered our hive told us to wear no perfume and no dark coloured clothes when we are near the hive.
I got up early and weeded 3 raised beds. Harvested potatoes, spinach, garlic and lettuce. Will go out again when it cools off.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1510 on: December 17, 2017, 08:48:52 am »
Thank you Chookie I will keep that in mind . Just went out to water the lettuce , growing quickly rocket has already flowering oh well suppose if I nib off the flowers it will still be good . DH will have salad for his harvest sandwiches .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1511 on: December 24, 2017, 06:00:47 am »
Chookie, I know this is a silly question but is it the right time to harvest garlic?  DS & I planted a couple of plants in June, his have died right down and mine have fallen over but are still a bit green.  Neither of us have ever planted garlic before.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1512 on: December 25, 2017, 11:12:38 am »
Mab, I usually plant garlic on shortest day and harvest on longest day.
A local commercial grower said I should be planting at Easter and harvesting now.

If the tops have dried off I would dig it up.
If the tops are green I would leave for another week.
You know those seed heads on the garlic?  I save them and stuff inside a chicken when roasting.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1513 on: December 26, 2017, 11:17:43 am »
I harvested my garlic a couple of weeks back, seemed too early but tops were all died back etc.....glad I did it as they were perfect :) May have been because they were in pots and we've had a hotter than usual spring and summer so far  ???
I then planted eggplant into two of the pots and a capsicum plant into each of the others :)

Still harvesting zucchini, snow peas and beans daily, everything seems to be growing faster than we can keep up with....for lunch today we had spinach, snow peas, purple beans, nasturtium flowers and tomatoes all from the garden with our chicken keivs :)
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1514 on: December 26, 2017, 12:02:10 pm »
Astarra, you are certainly doing well out of your garden. Congratulations.