Food & Dining The Vege Garden Thread 2018

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  1. Nodrog

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    {Note from mods - this thread continued from here: The Vege Garden Thread}



    Another day even more beans and a few more tomatoes and jalapinos:
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    As you’d Expect from our garden given we like to grow unusual varieties particularly heirloom here’s a couple of carrots atomic red and cosmic purple:):
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    That puts my 3.8kg pumpkin from last week to shame. I tend to pick them a little earlier to limit the little critters getting a chance to interfere.
     
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    On the 1st of each month, the Gardenate website sends me a reminder for what to plant that month for the climatic zone I am in. While many of us visit our local garden centre/bunnos to see what is available, I check the Gardenate list to refresh my thinking.
    Gardenate - Keep your kitchen garden growing
     
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    Thanks that's great.

    Just realised the shire is between sub-tropical and temperate on the guide. With Rockhamptom included in the first and Melbourne in the later, no warm temperate is available which is what the map lists my area as :mad: Now things are less great and I'm angry
     
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    Opps, dorry... :oops:, I can see what you're saying, they use larger climate groupings. Use the closest one as a guide??
     
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    We haven't tried carrots yet but we might have to give those ago ! those look awesome :)
     
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    Finally got some beetroot - very tasty
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    And the Mizano and Yellow pear tomatoes are coming along nicely :)
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    They've got 13 categories for Canada & 24 for the US but 5 for Oz (same size as both of these countries) and 2 zones for the UK
     
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    New Years first harvest :)

    Bulk Basil to make our own Pesto + some Oregano.

    Spinach, Mint, Lettuce, Shallots, the first ripe Yellow Pear tomatoes, a bowl more of the TommyToes, Romano beans and the Purple King beans are coming on again too :)

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    Has anyone submitted their soil samples to Macquarie Uni for soil analysis and lead contamination? Linky
     
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    Nice find, I'll definitely be doing that in Feb. Given we live within a km of the motorway I'm somewhat concerned about the black soot that rains down on us constantly, so it would be nice to know what's been taken up in the soil!!
     
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    @TadhgMor - I'd heard about the testing service a few years ago.
     
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    Australia's only a simple place... mustn't confuse the locals....:rolleyes:
     
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    When are goingvto start delivery to NSW Central West with fork and Home Brew too wash down ? I can feed you some local stone fruit as a reward
     
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    I thought about delivering stuff but I’m always over the limit:cool:.
     
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    No. I was just reading some of the history of the company that first manufactured ethyl lead, the additive for fuel and other things. More than a little appalling.
     
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    This is a bean, New Guinea Bean to be exact which the wife just picked. Apparently they grow to a metre long if you let them:eek::

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    But how do they taste? Do you each start eating 500cm from each other and meet in the middle (aahh)
     
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    Finally got around to taking a few piccys:

    Self-watering pot with Ginger, Tomatoes, basil, parsley & sage - intensive planting.

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    Potatoes (with mulch mound)

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