September 15, 2015 at 4:03 am #537950
went pricing some today Judi, the one I want is $90 for 30mtrs, need to rethink my optionsSeptember 16, 2015 at 8:24 am #537951
I’ve got the mesh just some old stuff from when we dismantled a friends shade house in town, now to find a few pickets then get it all together tomorrow…. not feeling the best today I coughed most of the night so very tired.
I have one tomato showing its head now just another 7 to go, still only one rosella 🙁
I might get to save some pea seed yet since the peas have been in cages I have some forming, some of the tatsoi have started flowering so more seedJanuary 10, 2016 at 11:45 am #537952
Have the black strawbs come up?January 11, 2016 at 1:21 am #537953ballamaraKeymaster
I.m not planting anything at the moment, it’s too dry. I will have to re-think everything and see what else I can grow winter/spring instead of summer that is if the bees are co-operative.January 11, 2016 at 2:22 am #537954
must be so frustratingJanuary 11, 2016 at 7:25 am #537955
ballamara >:D< been there done that during the drought we were saving every drop of watr to just keep the trees alive …. somehow the triffids survived.
I haven’t started planting much just yet … have to find the garden first :”> too many weeds but I have stuff planted around the fruit trees.January 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm #537956ballamaraKeymaster
I am wondering if I could grow tomatoes and pumpkins etc in winter when we have more water available? We don’t get very many frosts and I could protect then if need be. What do you think and would pollination be a problem?January 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm #537957
everyone in the tropics have their gardens in our winter – all you can do is try
at the most toms are self pollinating and you can always pollinate pumpkins yourselfJanuary 11, 2016 at 11:22 pm #537958
If you can get the temps up
I think toms like 18ish C
Greenhouse would be worth investing in somewhere down the track
In dads backyard in Melbourne I over wintered a few tomatoes under plastic dry cleaner bags on stakes.
They had tomatoes in July.January 12, 2016 at 9:56 am #537959MuklukParticipant
I have overwintered tomatoes many times for various reasons and the plants certainly survive. In warmer winters in my climate they produce fruit and in cooler years they do not. Tomatoes tend not to be able to pollinate at low temperatures and many varieties will drop flowers or immature fruit if the night temps are too low even if the days are warm. If you choose one of the parthenocarpic varieties (such as siletz or legend or some others) then pollination is not an issue and all you need to worry about is protecting from frost.January 12, 2016 at 11:56 am #537960BelMember
I’ve had tomatoes grow on through winter but they taste like crap. The sunshine gives them their flavour. I’ve just planted some heirloom potatoes given to me by my uncle who saved them but is too unwell to plant them. It’s so hot and dry here too but I’ve mulched heavily with pea straw.January 12, 2016 at 7:26 pm #537961AUSSIEDOWNUNDERParticipant
Just finished my last wicking bed and went looking for seed potatoes but no body has themJanuary 12, 2016 at 9:20 pm #537962
I had to buy mine in July, to plant in october AusJanuary 13, 2016 at 12:28 am #537963
I planted some more bush beans hope this lot get to fruit seems everything is out to get the garden this is the 5th lot I’ve planted I’ve lost some to cats toileting in the patch and most from hail.January 13, 2016 at 7:30 am #537964
I planted some more Romano beans
I love their sweet nutty taste
Might be a bit too hot??
The last lot is finishing up now
See what happens
The yellow butter beans turned up their toes they like it a bit cooler
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