A veggie garden thread

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Patrick started the topic in Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020 at 8:26pm

Is there a gardening thread? I haven't seen one but I've seen lots of posts about people's veggie growing tips. How about we help each other out?

Planted first garden in about ten years today.
Lettuce, broccoli, swedes, kale, thyme, parsley. Raised bed under straw. Peas and carrots go in tonorrow.

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megzee Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:22pm

No worries JD....if you don't want to use your fresh chilli stock, the supermarket cheap bottled chilli paste version is a cheap alternative..
Good luck veggie brother.......

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seaslug Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:28pm

Sounds like a potent mix there Megzee, I'm going to give it a try. Would not want to get it in the eyes either...

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megzee Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:36pm

It's a beauty Seaslug.......yep the eyes are a no no.......and don't go for a piss during the manufacturing process.......if you get my drift...
It's one of those ones you can dose up pretty heavily but the straining process is key so as not to block the spray bottle....

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seaslug Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:42pm

Yes the old chilli d..., roger on the straining. I recon granny should coat the bamboo whipping stick with it

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megzee Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:46pm

Mate, I reckon that old Mekong Tiger has a few Viet Kong tricks up her sleeve and chilli would be on the light side...

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seaslug Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 6:52pm

I can only imagine....

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garyg1412 Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 8:45am

The old beer trick Indo mentioned works a treat on snails and slugs. Just make sure you don't own a Labrador as well like I did who slurped the whole lot up early the next day slugs, snails and all.

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seaslug Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 9:14am

haha, what a good Labrador

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seaslug Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:03pm

Forget the Battle of the Bands, its the Battle of the Birds

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Blowin Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:31pm

Ring necks !

Been too long since I’ve seen one of them.

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seaslug Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:55pm

Bloody things 28's.

Mr Einstein has a sore foot so came for a sit down and bit of TLC

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Blowin Friday, 25 Dec 2020 at 10:21am

Chrissy eve goodness. The rains have come and the land is alive. You can just about feel the greenery pushing up from under your feet.

Olives

More mulberries ( ! )

Lychees

Summer citrus cranks onwards

Blueberries still happening

Pineapples coming on

Longans

Bananas loving the rainfall

Avos gaining weight and numbers with the water

Black sapote in flower

Jaboticaba showing

Heidi mangoes looking good still

Persimmons

Macadamias

Green green green

Calypso mangoes

Calypso goodness

This time last year was burnt , brown and depressing

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san Guine Friday, 25 Dec 2020 at 10:54am

Nice one Blowin, happy Christmas to you and yours

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Island Bay Friday, 25 Dec 2020 at 12:15pm

Looks wonderful, Blowin!

Happy Christmas and eat well.

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tiger Friday, 25 Dec 2020 at 2:00pm

Serious fruit tree envy there Blowin, everything is thriving! You're not wrong with the comparison to this time last year. The environment seemed hostile back then, and it's just lush and bountiful this year. How big/mature is your jaboticaba tree? Wait until you see that thing in full flush, it's a sight to behold. You probably don't want to hear it, but the waves have been very good over my way!

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Westofthelake Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 at 12:11pm

Not my place, but my mothers. Every year for the last 30 or more she has always grown vegies in the old above-ground-swimming-pool-spot. This year at xmas I noticed she has put in some netting, and it works really well.
I've had gardens on and off for many years, but like others struggle to maintain the motivation when my vegies get eaten by birds and pests. Anyway might give it another go next year. There's a lot of inspiration on here so thanks again for sharing.

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freeride76 Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 at 12:16pm

I'm getting more into livestock.
so much easier converting carbon, nitrogen and oxygen into proteins via animals than plants.

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proctor37 Saturday, 10 Apr 2021 at 2:13am

Looks great. I also started to put it in my garden because I want to eat my own vegetables and don't buy them in a supermarket. But, apparently, rodents also want to eat my vegetables.

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AmandaKY Tuesday, 13 Apr 2021 at 10:21pm

I don't put it in the garden, but yeah, rodents can bring you a lot of trouble. Last week my roof was leaking and I found holes in my roof and vents made by squirrels.

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Blowin Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021 at 3:38pm

Pretty sure it was Supafreak who alerted me to the identity of the Nam Doc Mai mangoes we’ve got growing. He was correct. As soon as I tasted them I was transported to SE Asia. Not sure if it’s because the flavour is so evocative of great times overseas, because we had relatively few Nam Doc Mai fruit amongst a sea of other mango types or whether the Nam Doc Mai are simply the tastiest of all varieties, but they were soon a firm favourite of the harvest.

This inspired me to try and propagate a few more Nam Doc Mai trees from the seeds of our sole existing tree. It’s always rewarding growing something particularly from seed and especially if it’s useful or edible. Interesting that the Nam Doc Mai is often polyembryonic, meaning that it can get multiple sprouts off the single seed. Apparently one of the sprouts is the result of sexual reproduction and therefore the fruit will differ slightly from the parent tree, whilst the rest of the sprouts are pure clones of the parent so that their fruit will taste exactly like the mother tree.

Cant wait to try them all and find out for sure which is which.