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    Wow @Tamtam, that harvest looks delish! Thanks heaps for sharing the pic. I absolutely love Cucumber, so will definitely add that to the list.

    Alas, I am embarrassed to say that we only got as far as prepping the garden, we suddenly got super busy with our weekends when I started this thread, but we'll try again and get it started soon. Hopefully I will be able to post some pics of a 'harvest' too!

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    Bump from last year.

    It is spring. Every single spring I decide to plant stuff. Every year I fail lol.

    I have decided to start small. I have planted some strawberries and a chilli plant (from the IL's). I plan to plant some parsley and maybe dill as this is what I use the most (maybe coriander).

    So first question. The strawberry plants are doing awesome for once and they have some sprout things growing (wtf are they called?). Can someone advise how I can successfully plant them?

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    Hey @twinklify the shoots should just plant themselves. Once they're a little bit established you will then be able to separate them and move them further apart. The little 'branch' that connects them at the moment will just die off.

    I'm going to plant some things this spring as well. I've got coriander (we go through a lot!) and tomato seeds. I've got 2 others as well but I can't remember what! Possibly capsicum?
    I really need to re-pot our strawberries as well.

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    Hi fellow gardeners we have strawberries, 2 types of tomato (beef steak and cherry), heirloom carrots, spring onions and sugar snap peas in so far.

    Carrots are super easy to grow and they taste amazing - no comparison to store bought.

    As for herbs I have continental parsley, coriander, Basil, rosemary, sage and chives.

    Over winter we tried growing broccoli for the first time. Omg it was amazing! Super easy and so delicious. We couldn't eat it all. I ended up breaking it down into florets, blanching it and the ice bath. I then froze it. Not sure how it will go but figure it should be fine in soups if nothing else!

    I love gardening. We only have a small courtyard by its amazing what you can grow in a small space in pots

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    We've got our patch going, thank goodness, prices are going to go through the roof here in SA because of the floods

    We have, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot. Have planted (well this weekend) carrots, cucumber, strawberry, rockmelon, corn, more beetroot and lettuce. DS is very proud of his efforts of growing all the veggies at the bottom of the yard. Going to out some chooks next year aswell but need to build a fox proof enclosure for them

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    Hi @binnielici how do you grow your carrots? In the ground or pots. I want to try carrots I think but not sure as I'll likely need to put them in pots. I think I want to plant some rockmelon and watermelon as well :-)

    I wish I had more space to put an actual veggie garden in!

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    All our veggies are in pots. We live in a townhouse with a small courtyard - which is all concrete! You just need a pot with reasonable depth.

    It's an awful mess at the moment - needs a good hose down as DS2 has been going crazy out there but here is the vege patch

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    The rectangular tubs in front of the pallet garden beds have the carrots.

    DH built the pallet garden beds - you can get the pallets for free from Bunnings. We already had screws so they didn't cost anything but some man hours. We looked at similar timber garden beds and they were $250+ each!

    The herbs are in a vertical garden in the fence and the strawberries are in hanging baskets. You'd be amazed how much produce you can grow on a balcony or in a courtyard. Google or search Pinterest for container gardening - so much information and ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeautyOfTheSoul View Post
    Hi @binnielici how do you grow your carrots? In the ground or pots. I want to try carrots I think but not sure as I'll likely need to put them in pots. I think I want to plant some rockmelon and watermelon as well :-)

    I wish I had more space to put an actual veggie garden in!
    I grow my carrots in tractor tires. They are about 30cm deep and work well. Pots should be fine.

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    My clever DP built this veggie garden in just two days. Can't wait to start growing stuff! We try to only plant what we eat lots of.
    Our favourites are corn, cucumbers, lettuce, cherry tomatoes. Would like to try cauliflower and broccoli too.
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    I do need to Pinterest container growing! I've got a little bit of ground next to the pool fence that I can grow in (I'll get the tomatoes to grow up the fence!) but I can't plant anything that will fruit close too close to the ground. We have blue tongue lizards and they love strawberries!

    I would love to make a pallet bed! Looks really awesome! Is the base of it made of pallet too?


 
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