Frangi - we do have a worm farm AND a compost.. my poor wormies have been a bit neglected lately - but on my 'to do' list for the next week is to revamp their home. We have a can 'o worms too - DH managed to smash one of the tiers ages and ages ago, so I have just today ordered a replacement one from bunnings. Despite being somewhat neglected and surviving on a diet of coffee grounds, banana skins and vacuum cleaner bag dust - they have continued to supply me with great worm tea which my garden LOVES! What concentration do you dilute it down to? We do 1:10 (tea:water) but I find sometimes in this heat I need to dilute it a little more and reapply more frequently otherwise the plants struggle a little bit!
Becbabe - It was a struggle to get my DH to use any reclaimed materials as he is a bit of a 'neat freak' too... My next plot is to get him to agree to use reclaimed bricks for the path around the vegie gardens... Dad has done one around their garden at home and I think it looks beautifully rustic! I am not sure that I will win on that one though... Wish me luck!
We've been having a hard time with citrus leaf scale and aphids (SO many bl@@dy aphids) at the moment. I try to avoid spraying at all costs, but found some eco oil made from canola, teatree & eculyptus today so have given that a go - my poor juvenile lemon tree is looking very unhappy at the moment - so hopefully that will help lower the burden a bit!
Do you guys grow all your stuff from seed or buy some seedlings or a mixture?
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28-01-2011 18:58 #191
29-01-2011 13:21 #192
oh - and if anyone else is on FB PM me & I'll add you... Easier to post photos of my gardening ventures there!
04-02-2011 13:14 #193
Lateralus... good luck with your reclaimed material ventures! My sister built the first path in her garden from 1500 antique bricks, which she cleaned herself. A huge acheivement, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.
I try to grow everything from seed. I have a huge passion for seed catalogues, heirloom varieties in particular. However we have quite short summers, so I've almost given up on capsicums, chillis, eggplants and rockmelon from seed, and have bought or been given seedlings. Still trying though... I have one eggplant and one capsicum surviving from seed this year so if they fruit it will be a major triumph!
Gosh the heat and rain combined have made for a mad garden... my pumpkins are going for world domination...
Frangi, what garlic varieties did you get? I'm thinking about mine, though I usually don't plant til April or so.
06-02-2011 13:46 #194
Sorry I have been absent for awhile, my DS was just diagnosed with autism so I have a mountain of research to do and I guess there goes my veggie reading...
The heat has been crazy and we were away for the week end so I thought I'd come home to a mass of dead plants but due to good mulching I have only lost a few snow peas and some lettuce :-)
Bec-my pumpkin has gone crazy too, how long do the vines grow? I can't remember which garlic I got and it hasn't arrived yet, I wish diggers posted faster than they do. I'm not very patient!
We were just on a farm and were able to collect fresh eggs from the chickens everyday! I would love to get some hens.
Lat- I will get around to pm u about your fb page, would love to read more about your garden!
10-02-2011 15:01 #195
Frangi, , I know diagnosis can be a time of relief and/or mourning and a whole lotta stuff in between - good luck.
Pumpkin vines can to the best of my knowledge grow to great lengths - I have one vine going 4m+ in three directions! I have pinched the tips of all my vines now. they can stop going for length and start going for fruit
Diggers are slow. I wouldn't be looking for that garlic til April... also they have times for posting certain stuff on their website that they don't mention in their catalogue - they drive me mad but I just love the catalogues too much to cancel my membership!
Good work with the mulching. It's amazing what a difference it makes.
I've got a pile of brassicas in my seed raiser nearly ready to be planted out - my job for the weekend, I think. Cabbage, broccoli, wong bok, asian vitamin green, cauli to name a few, plus a few salad greens kinda stuff too. That self watering seed raiser is amazing... things grow so fast in it!
anyone got tips for growing passionfruit? Mine just doesn't look happy!
28-10-2011 17:25 #196
For Organic Gardeners in the Brisbane Area...Annette McFarlane is appearing at an Event at Bunnings Oxley on Thursday 24th November.
She will be giving a talk of about 20 minutes, but will also be hanging around afterwards to answer questions.
If you want to go, call Bunnings Oxley on 37169000 and ask to be booked into "Ladies Night"
You also get free dinner and samples and other stuff.
It's a pretty good night. All the Bunnings have them at different times. I went to one last week that had Jayson Hodges from Better Homes and Gardens!
It starts at 6pm and goes for a couple of hours.
07-08-2012 05:22 #197
12-08-2012 14:57 #198
Oh yeah, I havent been all the way back through this thread, but is anybody in Adelaide? Would love to chat about choice of plants. We are trying to go local native as much as possible (apart from veggies really)
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