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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1665 on: March 08, 2019, 09:01:44 am »
As well as our large veggie garden, this year we set up what we have called our Mediterranean Garden.  In it we have grown tomatoes, ( Apollo), Zuchinni and Zinnias. It is easy to look after as everything is in pots.   However they need watering every day and when it is very hot, twice a day. 

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1666 on: March 08, 2019, 09:02:31 am »



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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1667 on: March 08, 2019, 10:52:24 am »
That looks very pretty Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1668 on: March 09, 2019, 12:21:33 am »
When I got to the nursery they were aerial watering the plants so I didn't linger very long because I couldnt get to the herbs, but at least I have made a start.  Got some sweet basil, 2 x chives, thyme, lobelia, alyssium and violas.  I had meant to get some marigolds as well, but forgot.

Love your Mediterranean garden, Chookie, it looks so inviting to just go and sit out there with a good book and relax.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1669 on: March 09, 2019, 04:05:31 am »
Looks lovely Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1670 on: March 09, 2019, 06:08:50 am »
What a lovely area for your potplants Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1671 on: March 09, 2019, 08:57:53 am »
I bought 3 different colours of Kale.  Parsley,  that I planted 2 different punnets of lettuce.  And got a bit extravagant and bought this pot of lettuce.  I have already picked some leaves to have with the flathead for dinner.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1672 on: March 09, 2019, 09:00:43 am »


I put it outside the front door.


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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1673 on: March 09, 2019, 09:41:07 am »
It looks very healthy Chookie, better than any Iíve tried to grow.  Iíve given up trying to grow veggies,  for me itís easier to buy them.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1674 on: March 09, 2019, 09:57:50 am »
We do t grow a lot Judy. We don't really have the room. The dragon fruit had to go near the Beetroot and I had to pull some of the mad oregano out.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1675 on: March 10, 2019, 06:40:28 pm »
Great looking Mediterranean garden Chookie.
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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1676 on: March 12, 2019, 05:51:28 am »
Picked some bursting open figs before the birds get them . A few pear shap tomartoes , a pear or two .

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1677 on: March 12, 2019, 09:03:10 pm »
I have a Fig tree that needs planting.  It has a small fig on it. 
K Atie, there is a recipe for a fig cake in the Age Good Food section.  Looks lovely.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1678 on: March 13, 2019, 11:00:15 am »
Thank you Chookie I will look tomorrow, best idea as I may have eaten a few to many today.

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Re: Are there any backyard veggie gardeners here?
« Reply #1679 on: March 14, 2019, 07:28:03 am »
Vegetable garden needed to turn over a section and plant some spinach,done .
Have an old cement trough so topped it up with some Tomarto compost and planted Italian flat parsley seedlings  in one section and basil seedlings in the other . They are near the two strawberry pots that seem to have one or two strawberries at a time . Never do they make it to the house . Watered them in and hope for the best .