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  • #444678
    ErthgirlErthgirl
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    Dunno RVG… this is my first season growing them… I’ve been led to believe they’re fairly abundant… especially when grown in your part of Oz.

    #444679
    marzmarz
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    Pumpkin

    tomatoes

    spring onions

    lettuce

    beetroot

    yellow squash (self-seeded)

    corn

    purple beans

    onions – still in the ground waiting to be pulled

    shallots – (ditto)

    silver beet – recovering from chickens eating them

    cucumber seedlings

    gourd seedlings

    Also have seeds to plant of:

    capsicum and zucchini

    I have some okra seeds to put in too – you pick young pods approx 5 days after flowers have opened (according to seed packet). Are yours prickly?

    #444680
    kathykathy
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    Thanks Sonya

    very interesting where can you get them,sounds like they would grow here:clap:

    #444681
    BronBron
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    lots of my plants are dying from the heat, despite daily watering 🙁

    #444682
    MetuMetu
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    Me too Bron. I’ve got marrows, watermelon, corn and tomatoes, many green leafy veg too, but nothing is thriving. It’s waiting for the rain to arrive. We’re on water rations with tank water, so I can only give the patch enough to live.

    But the one performer which has been really great in these trying times, is sweet potato. I still water them but on minimal water, they’re pushing out lush green growth. I’m really pleased with them.

    They’re definitely a stayer. :tup:

    #444683
    RVGRVG
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    kathy wrote:

    Thanks Sonya

    very interesting where can you get them,sounds like they would grow here:clap:

    Got mine from Cornucopia Seeds. Planted in the seedhouse in trays then transplanted. All seeds came up, they are a medium to large sized seed. Easy.

    #444684
    HerbmanHerbman
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    RVG – we’re growing a lot of zucchini, squash, beans, corn, pumpkin, watermelon, sweet potatoes, okra, chili, eggplant, capsicum, tomatoes and pigeon peas.

    I’ve got some experimental stuff happening – potatoes that grew out of compost, onions in a shady spot, pok choi, leaf amaranth and snow peas that grew out of compost also. Know much of that may not do well, but leaving it anyway.

    #444685
    YuffieYuffie
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    Sunflowers

    Watermelon – moon & stars

    Sweet potatoes – really liking the heat

    Squash – green buttons, Spaghitti

    Zuchinni – black beauty & yellow

    Sweet corn

    Chinese greens – Choi sum, bok choi, Gai lan, starting to get holey

    Radish – not doing well in the heat now

    Cucumber

    Okra

    Pigeon Peas

    Beans – butter, purple king, snake, brown beauty

    Garlic chives

    Chives/shallots/spring onion whatever you call them..

    Arrowroot

    lemongrass

    basil

    kang kong

    water chestnut

    Eggplants – Listada Di Ganndia, Black beauty

    Tomatoes – don’t seem to do too well..

    Salad Burnett

    Sage

    Pumpkins – Jap, Golden nugget

    #444686
    RVGRVG
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    Thanks Yuffie, I’m going to try pigeon pea.

    My okra is doing well as is the rosella bush, bok choy has been picked as the hoppers have moved in. These hoppers have forced me to plant more borlotti beans, as they took some out, at least they have forced me to stagger the seed planting 🙂

    If I extend my 30% shadecloth down the sides of the raised beds, all the critters will be kept out 🙂

    #444687
    dustygrl70dustygrl70
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    We’re not on the coast, so it isn’t humid here (very dry right now, sadly), but this is what is going ok in the annuals right now :

    *lots of tomatoes (13 varieties, mostly plum types for preserving)

    *lebanese cucumbers and self sown lettuce – on the NE side of the house and by midday they are in shade from the worst of the sun

    *Fredrico climbing beans

    *All Season carrots

    *last of the leeks, several varieties

    *last of the spring Purple Vienna kohlrabi

    *potatoes – kipfler, king edward, nicola, sebago

    *orange sweet potato

    *Jolly Roger and Snow Bicolour sweetcorn

    *zucchini – Romanesco & Tonda di Piacenza (little round ones, v cute)

    *Golden Ruffles squash

    *Snake beans

    *beetroot – Bulls Blood, Melb early, Crimson

    *various bunching onions/scallions

    *silverbeet

    fruits producing – Cape Gooseberry, thornless blackberry, raspberry, passionfruit, brazillian cherries, nectarine, peach, almonds, lemons, lime, grapefruit, mandarins, oranges, figs x 2 types, black mulberry

    other perennials – asparagus, rhubarb, capers, artichokes

    herbs – self sown parsley and coriander, lots of mints, sage, thyme, oregano, Vietnamese mint, sweetleaf, lemongrass, various others

    lots more trees that aren’t in production yet, and a few experiments!

    Our tanks are very low and everything is struggling atm, even with thick mulch – but rain is forecast today, so fingers crossed.

    #444688
    narellehnarelleh
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    This is the beginning of the slack time in the garden now (winter is the growing season really)

    however we are currently growing the following:

    cherry tomatoes

    carrots

    tree peas

    sweet leaf

    tumeric

    galangal

    chillies

    sweet pots

    rosellas (self sown around the place – will see how we go)

    tarragon

    thyme

    sage

    parsley (2 types

    catmint

    mint

    oregano

    shallots

    passionfruits

    pineapples

    mangoes

    brazillian cherries

    cedar bay berries

    chokoes

    possibly pumpkin (some self sown things have come up)

    queensland nut

    basil (sev vars)

    strawberries

    fennel

    piper betel

    there’s prob others but………

    :tongue:

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