December 14, 2013 at 9:23 pm #521256
41 forcast the day we leave, I’ll be giving everything a good water over the next few days. and putting up some curtains.
Instructions were given this morning on the watering and feeding of plants/animalsDecember 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm #521257
everything survived, but 3 roma tomatoes, (over watered) and a yabbie, while I was gone, Im happy.
grabbed some more romas to plant in the next day or so, and then its time to consider what else to plant.December 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm #521258
the tomatoes and zukes that were picked for me while in WA, are now in the freezer, cooked or grated 😀December 29, 2013 at 10:59 pm #521259
Great news fruit_loopz! I’ve got about 30 tomato plants in this year, but that’s all. I gave them a dramatic prune the other day. I’m hoping that’ll bring more fruit on quicker. I’d like to plant more, but think it’s a bit late for summer stuff. Maybe not?December 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm #521260
30 plants, WOW.
I only had 4 romas, 4 red cherrys and a yellow cherry.
bought more romas yesterday to replace the ones I pulled out.
Today I planted seeds, corn, zukes, sunflowers, water spinach and some more beans.December 31, 2013 at 11:44 pm #521261
went to bunnings they had 5 punnets of seedlings for $5. last weeks stock but they are looking okay.
I planted roma toms, peas (I think its a little early though) more silverbeet.
I have another 18 capsicums to plant, 2 different varieties.
I also have 18 corn to plant.
Just wish it would rain, make the yards easier to dig. I have an area I want to pop some corn in. also grab some parsley for the wabbitDecember 31, 2013 at 11:51 pm #521262
Love a good bargain fruit_loopz! Nice one :tup: I might try to put some late quick-growing summer crops in and see how they go. Have you had some rain down there yet? We’ve had a few sprinkles tonight, but that’s about all….January 1, 2014 at 12:14 am #521263
nothing out here at all.
very humid thoughJanuary 2, 2014 at 3:15 am #521264
got the capsicums and cucumbers planted today.
just have to make a bed for the cornJanuary 2, 2014 at 11:46 am #521265
mummyjas – I know the feeling, but my fussy eater is my 9 year old! Thankfully she’ll eat most raw vegetables, but just isn’t a fan of meat or anything cooked/mixed together. I can see her being a vegetarian one day…..
I’ve got some decent-sized tomatoes on my vines now – not ripe though. I reckon I’m still a good few weeks off.
We got about 2.5mm of rain in 24 hours – not great, but enough to wet the ground. It’s pretty cool here today which is nice.
DH planted some corn last week which is starting to come up. I don’t know if it will mature quick enough, but we’ll wait and see.
I might try some more cucumber seedlings too – mine died. I don’t think they like the bore water!January 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm #521266
its great gardening weather, though Im cold.
my water spinach I planted the other day in trays is starting to sprout.
went and grabbed 4 bales of hay today for the chookensJanuary 3, 2014 at 10:44 pm #521267
I’m cold too! I actually like hot weather, even though the garden doesn’t.
mummyjas – glad to hear there’s hope that DD9 might eventually have a normal diet! Enjoy your Diggers membership – I had one for a few years and bought some good stuff there.January 5, 2014 at 12:47 am #521268dianneParticipant
Bel post=359482 wrote: I’m cold too! I actually like hot weather, even though the garden doesn’t.
mummyjas – glad to hear there’s hope that DD9 might eventually have a normal diet! Enjoy your Diggers membership – I had one for a few years and bought some good stuff there.
You can have some of ours. :tup: everything in my garden is dead and baked thanks to this heat and nextdoor cutting down all of their trees which shaded it.January 5, 2014 at 11:04 am #521269
That’s no good Dianne 🙁January 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm #521270jaden62Member
Bel, do you remember talking to me about a flat-growing, purple flowering plant that was growing on the verge at your last house? You were going to let me know when you trimmed it back so I could come & pick up some cuttings, but it seems we both forgot.
Do you remember what it was called, & where I might be able to get some from (other than going over to your old house & scaring the new occupants by digging up their verge!!)?
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