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    I love having herbs for their versatility. Really enjoying the rocket at the moment too, tastes amazing and the brocolini in a stir fry was great too!

    whats your fave OLB?

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    We bought our house in Jan, and are yet to put in a veggie patch. But it came with mature fruit trees, at the moment we have;
    1 peach
    1 dwarf peach
    1 apricot
    1 loquat
    two cherries - all brimming with fruit, we weren't here last year for fruiting so I am so excited!

    We have planted
    1 huon crab apple
    1 Golden hornet crab apple
    and a cox's pippin apple - which is supposed to be the best tasting apple in the world and is the apple which all others are rated against. I have no idea if it will be nice, but I thought it would be worth a shot.
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    Nothing in our garden at the moment, the sheep broke in and apparently they like veggies
    Last year we had
    Cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts
    Pumpkin and zucchini
    Asparagus, strawberry, eggplant, corn
    Spinach, rainbow chard, beetroot, carrot, parsnip, leek, tomatoes.

    Probably some other stuff too. This year I'll go with most if the same things and plant a new lemon tree. When we moved in we had a 60 year old orchard with plums, pears, oranges and apricots but DH bulldozed it - literally. I wasn't happy.

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    I live in a unit so only have the balcony, but I have managed a little potted veggie garden. It has a frustrating amount of pests atm though, I don't know why, I've even sprayed the little buggers but they keep coming back. I even have marigolds and nasturtiums in there.

    Anyway, I have
    -lettuce; one of those curly leaf ones, and a new perpetual lettuce,
    -baby spinach
    -capsicum
    -rocket
    -strawberries (sooooo unsuccessful, would love to know why)
    -cherry tomatoes
    -italian tomatoes
    -leeks
    -beetroot
    -blueberries (unsuccessful also)
    -parsley
    -chives
    -basil
    -rosemary
    -thyme
    -mint
    -had dill but it died. :/

    I love my little garden. I wish I had a backyard, I would grow so much. When I used to have a yard I had planned for citrus and apple trees. Oooh and a passionfruit vine. I love walking through plant shops and imagining my dream garden LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Yeah, the pressure is on to think of a good way to eat it lol.

    How many pineapples will it produce? I don't know much about growing pineapples! I wonder if they would grow in Melbourne... unlikely, I'm thinking.
    It will produce only one! It's amazing really. Google pinapple farm it's like s field of chuppa chups haha but yeh one only. I planted 3 at the time but only one really took off.it's worth a try in Melbourne just plant the head of one and wait and see.. give it some fertaliser every now and again and you too can have a pineapple party!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    I love having herbs for their versatility. Really enjoying the rocket at the moment too, tastes amazing and the brocolini in a stir fry was great too!

    whats your fave OLB?
    hmmm, hard to say! I think maybe my rhubarb and lettuce. Because they are so prolific!

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    We have installed our own raised beds as the soil at our rental is appalling. Our local council sells compost bins for a quarter of the cost in the shops so we throw all our food scraps into the compost and add it to the soil which has really improved our crop.

    We have a tired lemon tree which we are attempting to resurrect, a budding avocado tree and a Satsuma plum tree. We also have a herb kitchen where we have coriander, lemongrass, mint, basils, parsleys, lemon verbena, calendula, thyme, oregano, rosemary....We also grow eggplant, bok choy, cabbage, just put strawberries in, corn, beans, artichoke and we can't wait for the watermelon to ripen.

    We haven't been growing long but it's saved us a packet.

    We also have chickens (eggs) and bees (honey).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    Miados - Is avocado hard to grow?
    I dont really know yet. I bought the tree from bunnings back in april. So far no avo but the tree has gotten taller and its very heathly! I planted in straight into the ground and followed the instructions. I give it seaweed fertilizer once a month and the guy at bunnings also said ground fresh coffee beans after youve used it so I chuck that around the base every so often. Apparently though they can take 4 to 15 years to produce some never do! Lol. Its a nice looking tree anyway.

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    At the moment we have:

    - Cos Lettuce
    - Cherry Tomatoes
    - Mint
    - Sage
    - Chives
    - Basil

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    So dangerously today we went to bunnings.....
    We bought some new things for the garden
    - chillis
    -catnip
    - basil
    - parsley
    - bigger tomatoes

    We wanted to buy so much more but no room and this is a rental.... Lol


 

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