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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1710 on: March 23, 2020, 10:02:22 am »
My Dad always did something similar, except he didnít plant over the hole he buried the veggie waste in.  He waited until the next year.
I am having more luck this year with my seedlings.  Some Asian veggies are nearly ready to pick.  Good friend told me today to let the healthiest one go to seed. There are no seedlings available in the shops. 
I dug a small plot up today,  with the help of the Chooks. Quite pleased with myself.  I will transplant some seedlings that I have grown from seed.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1711 on: March 23, 2020, 10:07:48 am »
Bet they were in their element Chookie, how lovely that you can share a chore with the chooks.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1712 on: March 23, 2020, 11:20:32 am »
Judy, I hope all the insects that they ate add flavour to their eggs.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1713 on: March 23, 2020, 12:17:19 pm »
Hopefully you will find out Chookie, I hope they do a better job tomorrow than they did today for you.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1714 on: March 23, 2020, 07:47:50 pm »
Chookie maybe mine have stopped laying for awhile too , as only getting 3-4 . The chooks May know what is going also it is getting colder too . Siverbeet growing . Even some tomatoes from my late planting. Hope to get out today and water the herbs

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1715 on: March 25, 2020, 03:51:28 am »
Chooks usually go off the lay about Easter. 
Nice and mild in the garden today. 

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1716 on: April 02, 2020, 10:01:30 pm »
Hope they lay more this year , rather depending on them .
Ok so whatís in our vegetable garden beds ? We have late tomarto s , they are just starting now .. may not ripen . Carrots a few , one smal kale plant , self seeded rocket that seems to flower before I pick it , silver beet seedlings that are growing slowly which is great , Brussel sprouts seedlings. A eggplant seedling, parsley in an old cement feeding trough and in a few pots one basil plant that looks like I better deal with it good if you could freeze it !  , two strawberry plants that have white new strawberries on it ! So small amount of veg .
If I could get seeds what do you think I should get ? Seedlings would be good if they posted, do not think that happens .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1717 on: April 03, 2020, 02:21:39 am »
K Atie with the basil you could make pesto and freeze it in ice-cube blocks. You can freeze basil, Google will tell you how.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1718 on: April 03, 2020, 02:28:39 am »
K Atie, buy pea seeds and Broad bean seeds. I have posted a recipe for a green tomato salad. 
The broad beans are handy as you can eat the new green shoots, use the whole small beans like French beans and use the mature beans for falafel.
Peas, again use the tips in stir fry and the pods in soup. 
Donít know of anyone who will post seedlings.
You have a good mix of lots of veggies.  For a family you need to sow more. You are lucky to have sheep as their manure makes excellent fertiliser.  I throw all the veggie peelings into the chook shed.  It mixes with their poo and when well rotted down makes good growing soil.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1719 on: April 03, 2020, 02:34:09 am »
Seedlings planted about a month ago.



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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1720 on: April 03, 2020, 04:42:09 am »
The garden is looking good, Chookie.

I think it is pretty hard to get vege seeds at the moment, sounds like there has been a run on them, like there was on toilet paper (sorry, that is almost a pun!) but Diggers or Eden Seeds may have some I don't know if you would have much luck at a nursery just now.

My self sown butternuts are still hanging in there (got several flowers on them) ... I don't know how much longer they will last - they are in a raised bed so I plan to peg some bubble wrap over them this weekend to see what happens next.  I should also plant some seeds, but I don't think the compost I have been trenching into the bed has rotted down enough for that yet so I think I will just leave things as they are for now.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1721 on: April 03, 2020, 11:37:22 am »
We really donít have a veggie garden. I have lots of baby basil plants come up, a brown capsicum growing, lots of peanuts growing and a couple of herbs.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1722 on: April 03, 2020, 12:45:54 pm »
Cookie, I am surprised that there is room for what you have growing.  I would love to grow peanuts.  Bit cold here.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1723 on: April 03, 2020, 10:20:05 pm »
Thank you Chookie , Lambery nursery was sendening them to a friend so Iíll get on to it today . Will check out green tomatoe salad too . Your veggie patch looks great . Basil is tiny so will enjoy it now .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1724 on: April 03, 2020, 11:21:40 pm »
K Atie, I had forgotten about Lambley Nursery.  What a terrific place.  Not far from here. Their seeds are very good. Love to go and just walk around their lovely garden.
Also must make pesto with the Basil.  As Judy says it does freeze very well.  Can also dry it to use in pasta sauce.