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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1605 on: October 07, 2018, 07:39:35 am »
Monsanto are wicked Marina. They retain the right to all their GM modified seed. So if a farmer is growing a GM modified crop (not sure why they would) they must buy their seed fresh from Monsanto each year. I have heard a few nasty stories about them. I'm not sure if they are true or not, but you never know.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1606 on: October 07, 2018, 07:43:13 pm »
I agree with you, Cookie,  I could go on at length about what I think about this company but I won't .. I'll only get angry!
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1607 on: October 08, 2018, 04:17:41 am »
We have stopped using Roundup as it does nasty things to the bees.  We have never used it in the veggie garden.  No sure how you stop these very big companies. 
This morning we did a tour of the kitchen garden at the Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.  Will post some photos. Amazing.  Totally organic.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1608 on: October 08, 2018, 06:21:00 am »
We picked another pineapple last week. It was beautiful and sweet. We have pulled out nearly all the plants we had as they take up to 2 years to fruit and ripen.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1609 on: October 08, 2018, 09:54:55 pm »
We have stopped using Roundup as it does nasty things to the bees.  We have never used it in the veggie garden.  No sure how you stop these very big companies. 
This morning we did a tour of the kitchen garden at the Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.  Will post some photos. Amazing.  Totally organic.




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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1610 on: October 09, 2018, 04:29:47 am »
We have stopped using Roundup as it does nasty things to the bees.  We have never used it in the veggie garden.  No sure how you stop these very big companies. 
This morning we did a tour of the kitchen garden at the Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld.  Will post some photos. Amazing.  Totally organic.




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They grow some of their Strawberries in these wooden pallets.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1611 on: October 09, 2018, 06:15:29 am »
What a lovely garden. I love the pallets used for strawberries, I think I may have to show DH.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1612 on: October 09, 2018, 09:50:47 am »
Exactly what I was going to say cookie, about the pallets that is. 
Iíve never seen a quince tree, what a lovely dense tree it is Chookie.
Did they give you anything out of the kitchen garden?
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1613 on: October 09, 2018, 09:34:20 pm »
Judy, they had several of these Quince trees around the garden. Lovely.
My photos donít do justice to what was there.
During our stay we ate several things from the garden with our meals and could taste herbs as we went.  They couldnít afford to offer cuttings or plants as the size of the groups is so large at the weekends they have  to be limited. There were only 6 in our group but 30 at the weekends.

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Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1614 on: October 10, 2018, 03:55:16 am »
It sounds really lovely. My brother had a quince tree at his tree change house but he pulled it out. [emoji22]


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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1615 on: October 10, 2018, 04:42:09 am »
Cookie, that is lovely.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1616 on: October 10, 2018, 08:27:55 am »
A nice specimen cookie, was it worth the 2 year wait?
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1617 on: October 10, 2018, 10:56:32 am »
Yes Judy. Just like the pineapples in Qld, really sweet. If we buy them over here they aren't so nice.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1618 on: October 10, 2018, 01:37:06 pm »
Your garden is beautiful Cookie. 8)

The pineapple is magnificent Cookie. Iíve never seen one growing.Only bought them from the supermarket.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1619 on: October 11, 2018, 06:29:42 am »
I hadn't seen them growing either until I went to Queensland.
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