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Offline Aussie Brenda

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #210 on: October 17, 2012, 08:27:43 am »
Glad they arrived safe Robyn, I hope they grow for you .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #211 on: October 18, 2012, 05:15:04 am »
Yes red dirt! Stains everything! So funny about nanango - pretty sure they still only have one taxi!    :D :D

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #212 on: October 18, 2012, 05:17:49 am »
Brenda, we will plant them this weekend, thankyou :D
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #213 on: October 18, 2012, 05:48:43 am »
Today, planted seeds in toilet rolls , for small bush tomatoes.  The only sort we can grow here.  Also seed for Chinese Veggies, in tray.
The Giant Peas are looking good. Will try and post a photo of my little hot houses.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #214 on: October 18, 2012, 05:55:30 am »




Giant peas and bush beans in toilet rolls, in mini hot houses.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #215 on: October 18, 2012, 05:59:37 am »
Do you push the seedlings out when ready to transplant, or just plant straight into the ground roll and all?
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #216 on: October 18, 2012, 06:05:45 am »
Just plant the lot, CP.  The toilet roll has pretty well broken down by then.  It does prevent the roots from being disturbed and they grow better.I buy a bag of very good potting mix, to fill the toilet rolls.  It also gives us a good start as we can't plant out for another month. 

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #217 on: October 18, 2012, 06:35:38 am »
I used the toilet roll trick too.  :)
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #218 on: October 26, 2012, 01:00:14 am »
Just went to check on my plants and found.... 1 cherry tomato plant has a cluster of buds on it  :D, one Beefsteak tomato plant also has a flower bud cluster on it  :D, and my strawberry plants have a couple of flowers  :D !!!! So so happy about that!!  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;D
Also my zucchini plants are growing fast!  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #219 on: October 26, 2012, 01:15:24 am »
That's great Astarra hope they keep growing well  :) :)

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #220 on: October 28, 2012, 09:32:38 pm »
Yesterday,  poisoned the blackberries and picked a bunch of flowers.  Astarra how exciting.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #221 on: October 28, 2012, 09:34:38 pm »


Spring has finally arrived at Cherokee.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #222 on: October 28, 2012, 09:42:35 pm »
What a wonderful array of colours Chookie :)
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #223 on: October 28, 2012, 09:52:15 pm »
Chookie beautiful :D

Now my parsley & corriander has gone to seed. Shall I leave them to self seed or dig up & plant again?  If they self seed how long does it take?

Spinach & brocolini both gone too >:( all happened when away.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #224 on: October 28, 2012, 10:20:52 pm »
Chookie those flowers look lovely, such beautiful colours.