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.
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.......
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...
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....
Yes the old chilli d..., roger on the straining. I recon granny should coat the bamboo whipping stick with it
Mate, I reckon that old Mekong Tiger has a few Viet Kong tricks up her sleeve and chilli would be on the light side...
I can only imagine....
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.
haha, what a good Labrador
Forget the Battle of the Bands, its the Battle of the Birds
Ring necks !
Been too long since I’ve seen one of them.
Bloody things 28's.
Mr Einstein has a sore foot so came for a sit down and bit of TLC
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.
More mulberries ( ! )
Summer citrus cranks onwards
Blueberries still happening
Pineapples coming on
Bananas loving the rainfall
Avos gaining weight and numbers with the water
Black sapote in flower
Heidi mangoes looking good still
Green green green
This time last year was burnt , brown and depressing
Nice one Blowin, happy Christmas to you and yours
Looks wonderful, Blowin!
Happy Christmas and eat well.
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!
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.
I'm getting more into livestock.
so much easier converting carbon, nitrogen and oxygen into proteins via animals than plants.
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.
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.
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.