August 7, 2015 at 8:38 pm #537935
I’m confused as well, – can’t believe Judi still has hers,
either mine will come back when it’s warm or I’ll plant some fresh ones??? – either way they are looking very sad and dead/burnt at present ???
haven’t pulled them out, I am waiting to see what they do once the warm weather gets hereAugust 8, 2015 at 3:14 am #537936
Cape gooseberries are frost tender, similar growing conditions as tomatoes, I had a few little ones come up on the drive but they got run over by the electricity boys the other day.
I planted out the 19 feverfew I had in punnets they had come up in the lawn so decided to put them where the strawberries were.August 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm #537937
I am talking about gooseberries(the ones that grow in to bushes and you make gooseberry pie with) Judi is talking about cape gooseberries (I think)they are little round yellow fruits. I how that makes it a little clearer or maybe not as cape gooseberries are known by other names I think……….It’s as clear as mud isn’t it?August 9, 2015 at 7:05 am #537938
Ok, while mine is the bush one you make pies with………………………..only I’m still waiting to get any!August 10, 2015 at 1:54 am #537939
Physalis peruviana or sometimes listed as Physalis edulis are members of the Solanaceae family like tomatoes……Cape Gooseberry, Golden Berry, Husk Cherry are some of the common names.September 6, 2015 at 1:13 am #537940
Planting pumpkin butter nut, Kent and a big trombone from a seed that came in a packet of cucumber seeds a few years ago – I have grown this large trombone for 4 years gets about 40 large pumpkins lovely taste have seeds if anyone wants any. planting capsicum, okra, tomatoes, eggplant cucumber, amaranth and watermelons.September 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm #537941
Been busy getting the veggie garden under way with seeds and have been enjoying seeing the seedlings emerge , only to go water them yesterday afternoon to find the rats had had a feed! Nipped of a lot of the new growth on bok choy, peas, spinach…………………….but they didn’t touch the lettuce, carrots and radish.
So got nasty and put some lengths of PVC pipe along the garden beds with ratsack in them and will leave that down for a week while I plant new seed.September 12, 2015 at 6:23 am #537942
roundthebend2 it just makes you so murderous when that stuff happens…. bloody possums here are having a go at anything that isn’t covered so everything here is in a cage.
I’ve got one rosella up so far just waiting on the other 5, just about to go and plant out some wormwood and start some more seeds… tatsoi, silverbeet and beetroot.September 12, 2015 at 10:10 am #537943
It’s hungry time of year Judi……………………..everything is looking for a feed, paddocks are full of roo’s and deer as well but the possums are getting a feed of black wattle blossoms here.
I have fully netted the veggie garden but the rats dig in………………………..wouldn’t mind if they shared!!!September 13, 2015 at 6:10 am #537944
AUSSIEDOWNUNDER “Just starting seeds for black strawberry’s blue strawberry’s and climbing strawberry’s”
Where did you get the seeds Aussiedownunder? I have a terrible feeling about this, there are a lot of seeds on ebay for things that do not exist. Many of the black and blue strawberries on ebay do not exist and you get sent regular red strawberry seeds. Are you sure you have seeds of what you paid for?September 13, 2015 at 7:25 am #537945
Really it doesn’t matter 100 seeds landed here for $4.00
Its worthj a gambleSeptember 13, 2015 at 8:12 pm #537946
Hope you get your ” liquice allsorts strawberries” aussiedownunder……………………but,hey, doesn’t matter what colour as long as they grow and taste good 🙂
Found a few dead rats, so taking the gamble and started planting again……………….have to hunt for bodies every morning encase they make it to the chook pen next door.
Going back to my old system of planting/working in the veggie garden for at least half an hour each day.September 14, 2015 at 7:22 am #537947
Just planted out another 8 feverfew only 14 left now, slowly getting the garden back starting with one area at a time, started some tromboncino this morning so will have to get a trellis up soon, prepped an area for a cape gooseberry and put in some bush beans.September 14, 2015 at 10:44 pm #537948
planted a couple of chockos that will hopefully ramble on the fence,
planted the herbs I got last week
plus heaps of other thingsSeptember 15, 2015 at 3:31 am #537949
When DH gets up (not sleeping due to smoke) from his poppy nap we will look for some mesh for trellis…. tromboncino and chokoes. I have one area of the garden that no matter how much water I throw at it is always dry … thinking the gum trees have found the easy water supply, so am going to add some more compost and put one choko there and the other in the part of the garden that I have got back to normal.
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