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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1545 on: March 02, 2018, 05:21:37 am »
We just had a man from down the street and round the corner ask if he could buy our olives. Of course we said no, he could have them. They are just turning so now is the time to process them. It would be a pity if they went to waste.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1546 on: March 02, 2018, 05:54:47 am »
We just had a man from down the street and round the corner ask if he could buy our olives. Of course we said no, he could have them. They are just turning so now is the time to process them. It would be a pity if they went to waste.
That is very generous of you Cookie.  Hope he give you some preserved ones back.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1547 on: March 02, 2018, 07:46:09 am »
I agree wholeheartedly cookie, you donít want them so why waste them. Iím sure he will give you a jar back. Very neighbourly of you.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1548 on: March 02, 2018, 02:08:16 pm »
We just had a man from down the street and round the corner ask if he could buy our olives. Of course we said no, he could have them. They are just turning so now is the time to process them. It would be a pity if they went to waste.
Very kind of you Cookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1549 on: March 02, 2018, 10:24:11 pm »
Took some early morning photos of veggie garden.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1550 on: March 02, 2018, 10:25:43 pm »



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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1551 on: March 02, 2018, 11:19:50 pm »
That's a very productive looking garden Chookie.
The  man who said it can't be done should not interupt the woman doing it.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1552 on: March 02, 2018, 11:46:49 pm »
Fantastic Chookie.  I wonder how the new owners at Cherokee are enjoying the garden beds there.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1553 on: March 03, 2018, 03:54:42 am »
Looks great Chookie

I've just been out in mine - we had 2inches of rain in 24hrs last week - and all my tomatoes have split  :'(
Well the cheery tomatoes and the solantato ones haven't, but all my bigger variety ones have.  :'( :'(
Guess I'll be making tomato paste or something this afternoon  ;)
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1554 on: March 03, 2018, 04:40:06 am »
What a fabulous garden Chookie.
That's sad Astarra, but yummy homemade tomato paste or sauce is always good.
We have to do major renovations to the Googgenheim (chookhouse) today. Something (hate to think what) had managed to eat/break through heavy plastic mesh, dig under the wall of the Goog, then past some more mesh and I think get in. All the chooks are fine though. The mesh was all pinned down. You can see it in the bottom left of the before photo. Since it definitely wasn't me or a chook, it has no business in the Googgenheim. So today we put in a new metal mesh floor that extends beyond the walls. It means the chookies can't scratch in the Goog, but they don't spend much time in there anyway during the day. Also means they should be safe and sound at night. Before and after shots. PS the auto solar door is awesome!
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1555 on: March 03, 2018, 07:21:44 am »
Lovely Chook house, Djinni. We canít let our Chooks out unless we are with them.  Too many foxes.
Astarra, there is always come things to contend with in the garden. Tomato sauce sounds good.
Judy, I try not to think about the garden at Cherokee and put all my energy into my new one.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1556 on: March 03, 2018, 07:24:18 am »
This is the veggie garden we inherited at Invermay.


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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1557 on: March 03, 2018, 07:25:38 am »
This is what it looks like now.


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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1558 on: March 03, 2018, 07:46:10 am »
Youíve put a lot of work into your new garden beds Chookie, well done to both of you.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1559 on: March 03, 2018, 11:00:52 am »
A great deal of work has gone into your lovely veggie garden Chookie. It looks brilliant and I love the big pumpkin.
Astarra that is horrid with the split tomatoes but on the other hand you will score some tomato products.

Gayle your poor chooks. I don't like to think what tried to get to them.

The people who took some of our olives dropped some in they had done previously from someone else's olives. They are Italian and seem lovely. The method they use seems quick so I may give it a try.
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