September 2, 2008 at 11:54 am #367160AnonymousGuest
But I also have Palmarosa Grass coming so I guess I am in…heheheheSeptember 2, 2008 at 11:55 am #367161jaymesMember
I put pigeon peas in last week too, they are sprouting now 😀 And I pruned the raspberries today.
I don’t want to put another fruit tree in just at the moment, because that usually involves the death of one of the animals (to go in the bottom of the hole), so I’ll look at something else.September 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm #367162WillowMember
I wouldn’t know a perennial from a periwinkle but if they are edible I’m sure I’ll be planting one anyway.September 2, 2008 at 12:50 pm #367163vicki tMember
gawd i dont even know what half those plants are, ‘gallalgalhooberwhatty’ :shrug: never heard or read about that one, please explain! for the challenge ill plant a plum a peach and some sweet potatoes ok i love a challenge:clap::metal:September 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm #367164RoquenMember
I’m in. I will commit to another fruit tree (we put an orange in recently) and some sweet potato.September 2, 2008 at 1:22 pm #367165LeecyMember
vicki t wrote:
gawd i dont even know what half those plants are, ‘gallalgalhooberwhatty’ :shrug: never heard or read about that one, please explain! for the challenge ill plant a plum a peach and some sweet potatoes ok i love a challenge:clap::metal:
😆 gallalgalhoobertwhatty, or better known as galangal is a relative of ginger, with a similar flavour and is used heeeaps in thai cooking.September 2, 2008 at 1:27 pm #367166Reid_alderbooksMember
planted okra and eggplant today! Like Creeker i’m ahead of myself too, Im on top of it like a fat kid with a donut 😀September 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm #367167kwbalesMember
Yeah, ok… Im in!
I have been looking to grow some passionfruit over my shed and chicken coop. Now i just have an excuse to do it this month!
Might try and get some choko growing on the fence (I hate choko, but mum and fiance like it… chooks prolly will too!)
K.September 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm #367168baringaparkMember
This is a good excuse to buy another fruit tree.
oh yeah :metal:September 2, 2008 at 10:43 pm #367169KirstyMember
Bummer I’ve already planted all my perennials for this year. I might be pushing it to fit much more in:shrug:
So far this year I have put in:
Hhmm I think that’s all the perennials that I’ve put in this year, the rest are all annuals:tup: OK I will try and fit something else in…….now what would I like:lol:September 2, 2008 at 11:33 pm #367170kiwimamaMember
Great idea! No garden yet 🙁 but I was going to buy a tea plant and take some cuttings – will that do? 😀 You do ingest tea, and they’re perennial, and striking cuttings is sort of like planting something … yeah, I have ordained that that’ll do. 😉September 2, 2008 at 11:55 pm #367171dustygrl70Member
Thanks for the Challenge – it’s a great way to rethink or focus!
We already have artichokes and rhubarb growing; planted yacon and sown cape gooseberries yesterday. Lots of perennial herbs and fruit trees, but I would like to establish more perennial veges.
Will plant bunching onions today 🙂
Jackie French writes that you can make some veges behave as a perennial by the way you harvest and feed it – eg broccoli will continue to produce florets if you pick every day and don’t let any flower. She has had broccoli live and produce in this way for 3 years :tup:September 3, 2008 at 12:18 am #367172VanessaMember
Ah I was waiting to see what the challenge was going to be this month.
I just planted a whole lot of seeds last night but I dont think any of them are perennial, although I would like to get some chilli plants going, and maybe even some eggplant, I think I have a couple of Snowy white seeds around somewhere
And I also want to get the “chook patch” up and going before summer when everything dries out. this will be an area by the chooks pen where I can grow greens for them and just grab a handfull if the scraps are running low, this would be treated like perenials, things like silverbeet that you can cut and let grow.September 3, 2008 at 1:00 am #367173osakasuzMember
Hmmm, sweet potato is perennial in some climates – frost will knock it back, so if you have frosts, you may have to treat it as an annual. To plant, you can encourage one to sprout by sitting it in a shallow dish of water for a while. I have also had success from the ‘just put it in’ method too:lol:. There are two types – kumara (the orange one) will grow a sweet potato anywhere it touches the ground. The white or purple ones are a true sweet potato and the spuds grow at the centre of the planting, while it trails viney bits everywhere (can you tell I know all the technical jargon?:tongue:).
If you don’t like choko, you may not have eaten it cooked in the right way. I hated the over-boiled mushy choko as a kids but I love it stir-fried – it has a nice crunchy apple texture but takes on the flavour of whatever you are cooking.
Nice to see so many on board this challenge – don’t forget to post photos if you can, they might end up in the newsletter! This is an easy challenge – but if you are like us, you will be doing heaps in the garden already! If you aren’t – get cracking!:tongue:September 3, 2008 at 3:10 am #367174jennifer gMember
ok, we have 4 grapes, a passionfruit vine, a cape gooseberry, and 2 chestnuts to plant, and we will no doubt add more before the end of the month.
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