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  • #250600
    RVGRVG
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    Just thought I’d ask, as experience is often better than any table 🙂

    I’ve currently got growing and producing :

    Tomatoes, rocket, parsley, basil, epicure green beans, okra (wow, they are quick to produce, do you pick as they produce or waita while?), a rosella bush, mangel wurzels grown from seed, bok choy, cucumber and egg plant and zucchini.

    I’m going to get a 30% shade cloth but have always struggled with lettuce in the height of a Brisbane summer, hence the bok choy.

    I’m keen to know what you are having success with this summer!

    #444664
    BinBin
    Member

    Lettuce is always tricky in the heat of summer, you have to keep it moist continually otherwise it will go bitter or bolt to seed, therefore you will have to look closely at how you grow it.

    best method of growing this is either wicking beds or hydroponics/aquaponics methods.

    good luck with your lettuce.

    #444665
    ErthgirlErthgirl
    Member

    squash (pattersons panache)

    pumpkin (bush pumpkin)

    watermelon (sugar baby)

    rosellas

    tagaste (for chooken food and mulch)

    brocoli

    cauliflower

    5 different types of heirloom lettuce (they all go to seed at different times so ensures a nice constant supply of greens.)

    Rocket

    Silverbeet

    Salad Burnett

    Millions of herbs… heaps of mint, basil, sage, lemon thyme, chives, thai basil, parsley, spearmint, applemint, lemon balm, yarrow, comfrey

    peas (climbing alderman)

    adzuki beans

    luffa

    zucchini (black beauty)

    cucumber (boothby’s blonde)

    tomatoes

    kale (red bor)

    Everything going well so far..

    It’s been a funny start to the season in Perth… warm, then cold, then raining, then baking hot, then raining again.

    I fear for all my little curcubits… with this type of weather, powdery mildew will be out in force… but so far so good.

    I’m running out of space and I need a new back to tend to all of the above lol!

    Your garden looks lovely RVG :tup:

    #444666
    RVGRVG
    Member

    Thanks, I like the idea of different types of lettuce, that way you ensure a constant supply, thanks E, yes Bill, lettuce are difficult to grow in the heat, often I can’t water each day, so hence the bok choy.

    Anyone know anything about okra? I have two plants which now have some ‘fingers’ on them, do I wait or pick as they appear?

    #444667
    SonyaSonya
    Member

    Not growing much ‘new’ this time of year, but still lots of food in the garden. It just gets too hot here and too many grasshoppers to grow much at all.

    We’re growing green manure crops and focussing on compost so when we get to Autumn, we’ll be ready to go.

    Cheers,

    Sonya

    #444668
    kathykathy
    Member

    What on earth is a Mangel wurzel?:lol:

    Currently growing

    potatoes ,nicolas,dutch creams,king edwards,kipflers,royal blues

    sweet potatoes

    lettuce ,all sorts now self seeding

    rocket

    garlic

    red onions white onions brown onions ,leeks.

    cabbage

    watermelons pumpkins

    cucumbers

    beetroot

    capsicums

    gooseberries,strawberries

    zucchinis

    chard,silverbeet

    spinach

    Big learning curve up here with no water for about 8 mths,definitely discovering what will survive ,fruit trees old and new have taken a battering so will be a while before we get anything but the odd mullberry and pawpaw

    Spuds,onions ,zucchinis and beetroot definite goers :tup:have to work with the adage of learn to eat what you grow not grow what you like to eat;)

    #444669
    shadowdancershadowdancer
    Member

    We are growing :-

    Thyme, Rosemary, Shallots, Peas, Beans, tomatoes (courtesy of Spanner!!!) corn, carrots, parsley, zuccini, passionfruit, blackberry, strawberry, marjoram, crabapples, 3-way apple, onion, lemon myrtle, elderflower, grape, aloe vera, blueberry, silverbeet, capsicum, cabbage, leek, lettuce, mandarin, lemon, banana, spearmint, mint, bay laurel, and onions. Its a bit squishy with a few other trees, and palms, but we’re managing.

    We don’t get enough produce all the time to eat, but we do ok. sometimes we supplement. I want to try growing spuds, but we get quite a bit of rain from time to time and I worry it would rot out the tubers. Nothing stinks worse than a rotten potato!!!

    My front yard is for my ornamental trees and shrubs…although I am sneaking some other things out there too, starting with my sunflowers 😀 hey!! my bird needs to eat too you know! lol :tup:

    #444670
    SonyaSonya
    Member

    Jerry Coleby-Williams did a story on them for Gardening Australia

    http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2466870.htm

    Jerry will be a guest at the Dec 17 Permaculture Noosa meeting if anyone is interested.

    <a href="

    http://permaculturesunshinecoast.ning.com/”&gt;

    http://permaculturesunshinecoast.ning.com/

    Cheers,

    Sonya

    #444671
    WombatWombat
    Member

    Hey Gang! We are growing –

    Beans

    Cucumbers (2 varieties)

    Carrots

    Capsicums

    Chillies

    Lettuce (2-3 varieties)

    Kale (still growing)

    Button squash

    Mizuna

    Mibuna

    Tatsoi

    Cabbage

    Broccol1 (2 varieties)

    Potatoes

    Sweet potatoes

    Fat hen

    Tomatoes (3 varieties)

    Onions

    That’s all I can think of!;)

    Nev

    #444672
    WombatWombat
    Member

    Oooops! Sorry, I’m not in SEQ (I must read the full title!):shy:

    Nev

    #444673
    RVGRVG
    Member

    No worries Nev, just trying to get a few ideas on what can be grown in what is a difficult time of the year when growing some types of veg in a sub tropical enviroment. I saw a few whiteflies the other day, so the pyrethrum spray is at the ready, I have managed to only use Dipel for the caterpillars once in the last 4 months. Nothing else and certainly nothing chemical! SD and Kathy, great to see what you are currently growing! It’s a big country and what works well in one place at this time of the year may not really work elsewhere. (Broccoli in Brisbane now!)

    Some shadecloth for me tomorrow (30%)

    #444674
    donna74donna74
    Member

    Okra (Green, Red)

    Corn

    Carrots

    Bean (Snake, Purple King, Asparagus Pea)

    Luffa (Angled, Smooth)

    Pumpkin (Kent)

    Watermelon (Moon & Stars, Golden Midget)

    Zucchini

    Squash Gem

    Lettuce (cut & come again mix)

    Pak Choy

    Silverbeet

    Asparagus

    Rockmelon (israeli ha ogen)

    Eggplant

    Yakon

    Ginger

    Tumeric

    Galangal

    Cucumber (Lebanese mini muncher, chinese snake)

    Chilli (red bell)

    Paw Paw

    Tamarillo

    Strawberry

    Peach dwarf

    Tomatoes (Green Zebra, Principe Borghese)

    Last attempt to get big tomatoes in summer before the bugs

    #444675
    NexNex
    Member

    We’re up in the mountains but I have

    Tomatoes

    Potatoes

    Zucchini

    Squash

    Bok Choy

    Corn

    Chillies

    Kale

    Green beans

    Sugar snap peas

    2 kinds of snow peas

    Wom bok

    Cos lettuce

    radishes

    shallots

    garlic

    red onions

    silverbeet

    carrots

    All a bit behind because we planted a month late this year.

    The herb washing tubs contain

    tumeric

    sage

    garlic chives

    oregano

    coriander

    parsley

    ginger

    curry plant

    chillies

    shallots

    lemongrass

    mint

    basil

    rosemary

    #444676
    ErthgirlErthgirl
    Member

    Wombat wrote:

    Oooops! Sorry, I’m not in SEQ (I must read the full title!):shy:

    Nev

    Woops!! :shy:

    I’m not in SEQ either… hee hee…

    Oh well… my post will give an indication as to what’s growing around WA Perth region :shy:

    Sorry RVG :hug:

    #444677
    RVGRVG
    Member

    No worries E, I have a Rosells bush, grown from a cutting, it’s going well, how much fruit should I hope for from just the one bush?

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