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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1455 on: March 14, 2017, 03:20:54 am »
Astarra, may I ask a question.  My DH loves chillies, whilst he likes the heat he really loves the taste of fresh chilli as well but no one seems able to suggest a chilli that is both tasty and has some heat - every chilli we check out refers to the heat, but none seem to refer to taste.  As you sound like you may be a knowledgeable chilli lover, do you have any suggestions or ideas on what we should look for to keep my man happy?

We use heaps of different chillis here..... I'll go and do a taste test in the garden and come back to you!!!! ......
(must say the home grown ones are always much tastier than supermarket ones)
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1456 on: July 05, 2017, 08:42:13 pm »
I'm growing radish for the first time and the seedlings need thinning out.I was wandering whether I could eat the leaves rather than throw them away?
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1457 on: July 05, 2017, 10:24:19 pm »
Yes you can eat the leaves. CC , they are very peppery. I would spread them and add to a green salad.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1458 on: July 06, 2017, 02:11:08 pm »
Thanks Chookie. :-* :-*
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1459 on: July 24, 2017, 07:11:24 am »
Yes, you can eat the leaves, we do in salads. I have heaps in my vege garden at the moment.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1460 on: July 25, 2017, 01:49:06 am »
It is so cold here that I am starting the lettuce seedlings inside. We have a heated box and I may have to use this. Last spring I had great success with Little Gem lettuce. They are small and make 2 meals or if left to grow become tall and leaves can be removed as needed.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1461 on: July 25, 2017, 08:22:47 am »
Will have to look into gem lettuce.
Is it time to plant them now Chookie? Our weather has been beautiful the last few days but still chilly early morning.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1462 on: July 25, 2017, 11:44:26 pm »
Michele they are a cold weather veggie. Probably great for now in your climate.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1463 on: September 10, 2017, 11:25:16 pm »
Yesterday spent most of the day in the veggie garden. First day for ages that it hasn't rained.
I Now have growing broad beans, snow peas, silverbeet, kale, 2 cabbages, celery, Celeriac, green onions, chives and garlic chives, mint, French tarragon
I also have 4 sad looking citrus trees. 1 each of blue berry and black currant and raspberry canes.
I have a very healthy Fennel bush, ( don't like the bulb very much). 4 artichoke bushes, which I grow for green feed for the chooks.
Had to take the hedge clippers to the parsley.
Too cold to plant beans and tomatoes, these will have to wait another 2 months as we are still getting frosts and will be until mid November.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1464 on: September 11, 2017, 02:41:09 am »
It sounds as if you will become totally self-sufficient in your veggie garden Chookie, you're going great guns there.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1465 on: September 11, 2017, 11:02:37 am »
That sounds wonderful Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1466 on: September 11, 2017, 03:54:55 pm »
You are growing wonderful produce Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1467 on: September 17, 2017, 09:17:01 am »
Although it. was windy today, I was able to spend time in the garden.
We brought over from Cherokee all the garden furniture. Mostly pots. We have been taking our time in deciding where to place them. Ral spent the day building the base for the big antique fountain that will go in from of the house. I planted 9 cabbage seedlings that I bought for a dollar at the Creswick Farmers Market.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1468 on: September 21, 2017, 04:36:08 am »
Started my seeds indoors 11 days ago..... now looking like this:
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1469 on: September 21, 2017, 06:18:14 pm »
My goodness your seeds germinated quickly Astarra.
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