Food & Dining The Vege Garden Thread

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  1. TadhgMor

    TadhgMor Well-Known Member

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    Seed trays, 2 weeks on from planting, showing some activity :)

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    I told the girls about the forum so they were keen to say hello to PC'ers:

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    lovely ladies :D

     
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    Honestly I can't think of a better pet than chooks. Huge personalities and much cleverer than people think. And an ongoing source of amusement. It's amazing how quickly they learn new routines and can make their feelings known. We marvel at them every day. So lovely and clean also not to mention cuddly:).

    Our girls are rediculously spoilt rotten:D.
     
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    I picked this Bugle Pumpkin recently. They're huge but beautiful eating with great texture and flavour. Nearly all flesh, very little hollow seed area. It's heavy and about a metre long, I put a beer bottle in front of it to give some idea of its size. No beer was harmed during the filming of this pumpkin:). I made sure it was empty first, very enjoyable :D:

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    How many of those things do you get on a vine ?
     
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    Any vege that's a vine or climber needs support, so today I added stakes and tensioned string lines to support the tomatoes and capsicums.

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    At a guess at least six. A bit of water occasionally when dry us all they need. They look after themselves.
     
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    I kicked off the process for this year's veggie patch. Too early to start planting in Melbourne but good to be ready for it i guess! Soil quality looked awesome so quiet excited to get going with it. A bit of compost and some mulch and should be pretty ready for a good crop.
     

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    Silly question no doubt but I assume that spot gets at least 5 or more hours a day full sun?
     
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    Sure does. Below photo is just a few weeks after starting it last season. Tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants and lettuce did so well. Cucumbers not as well though from memory but not too bad either
     

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    Fantastic, you're cooking or will be in the not too distant future:eek:.

    We're about to plant sweet corn. Picking chocolate pudding fruit, plenty of mandarins, mulberries and strawberries at the moment. More lemons than we know what to do with. Volunteer cherry tomato bushes are popping up all around the yard. Bumper yield of snow peas and snap peas this year.
     
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    That's awesome. Sounds like you've got your hands full at it! I had to google 'chocolate pudding fruit'.
     
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    Chocolate Pudding Fruit is awesome - even more so when eaten with Vanilla Ice-Cream.
     
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    Or making a chocolate smoothie:).
     
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    Not as big as the bugle pumpkin in the earlier photo - but here are a few decent sized cucumbers I pulled out of the garden last year.
    Just about to put Christmas corn (harvested for Christmas lunch - family tradition) in the bigger garden down the back of the house and have snow peas and chilies going crazy in the side gardens.
    Lemons and lime trees are full and picked a good lot of coffee beans a few weeks ago - no olives on the olive tree though.
    Our little chooks aren't the best layers, but my little boy enjoys playing with them.

    Really enjoying seeing all the gardening photos in this thread!

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    Here we are + 3weeks in the trays.

    Beans just go off like crazy you can almost see them grow.

    Everything is up except the capsicum, probably the soil is too cold. Capsicum can take 8 weeks to pop up.

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    I have the furtherest thing from a green thumb but I am getting better. I got 2 tomato plants from the sick bay at bunnings a few weeks ago and they're now going nuts. They will soon outgrow the trellis thing I got for them. Do I need to prune them at all?
     
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    No pruning!

    Get a much bigger trellis. Check out the potential size of the variety you have, and get a bigger trellis, or stake it. There's nothing quite like tomatoes with stake ;-)
     
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    I had to Google it too- but I found out that I have eaten it. It's called black "sapote" (sa POT ay) in Mexico- one of several varieties of fruit with the same name, not all related.
     
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