November 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm #444678ErthgirlMember
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.November 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm #444679marzMember
yellow squash (self-seeded)
onions – still in the ground waiting to be pulled
shallots – (ditto)
silver beet – recovering from chickens eating them
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?November 29, 2009 at 10:21 pm #444680kathyMember
very interesting where can you get them,sounds like they would grow here:clap:November 29, 2009 at 10:25 pm #444681BronMember
lots of my plants are dying from the heat, despite daily watering 🙁November 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm #444682MetuMember
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:November 30, 2009 at 10:49 am #444683RVGMember
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.November 30, 2009 at 9:07 pm #444684HerbmanMember
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.December 2, 2009 at 4:36 am #444685YuffieMember
Watermelon – moon & stars
Sweet potatoes – really liking the heat
Squash – green buttons, Spaghitti
Zuchinni – black beauty & yellow
Chinese greens – Choi sum, bok choi, Gai lan, starting to get holey
Radish – not doing well in the heat now
Beans – butter, purple king, snake, brown beauty
Chives/shallots/spring onion whatever you call them..
Eggplants – Listada Di Ganndia, Black beauty
Tomatoes – don’t seem to do too well..
Pumpkins – Jap, Golden nuggetDecember 18, 2009 at 10:00 am #444686RVGMember
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 🙂December 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm #444687dustygrl70Member
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
*beetroot – Bulls Blood, Melb early, Crimson
*various bunching onions/scallions
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.December 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm #444688narellehMember
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:
rosellas (self sown around the place – will see how we go)
parsley (2 types
cedar bay berries
possibly pumpkin (some self sown things have come up)
basil (sev vars)
there’s prob others but………
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