February 12, 2011 at 9:17 am #254439
Last year I purchased one of those corrugated oval garden beds (around 2m x 1 m I guess). I successfully grew cherry tomatoes, snow peas, broccoli, dwarf beans, mixed lettuce, parsley,sage, basil and 2 other types of tomatoes.
So my question is I had no idea what I was doing last time :unsure: I was wondering what’s best to grow in them and secondly what should I be planting now? I’m going to be getting my husband to make me another vege garden out of old sleepers (might be waiting a long time yet 🙁 )
I should take a photo…. But it’s looking horrible right now. Over grown basil, random little tomato plants that have popped out of no where. Oh and i’m in the outskirts of Brisbane.
ChantelleFebruary 12, 2011 at 9:29 am #490502
For us it will be more lettuce, and another try with zuchini. I’ve also already planted my winter beans and tomatoes, rainbow chard (silverbeet) and celery (barriered against the chooks).
Plus I know I have to separate my strawberry runners soon as they’re looking really scruffy.
Hope this helps!February 12, 2011 at 9:38 am #490503
Thank you! I wish I knew others in real life that were able to help me out. Unfortunately I’m one of a kind amoungst my friends. I failed miserably with strawberries last year…. Not one seed grew:blush:February 12, 2011 at 9:45 am #490504
I wasn’t aware strawbs grow from seed! I obtained mine as runners.
I am in Brisbane’s north-west outskirts. I refer to those two sites a lot, and I also order from Greenharvest on occasion. Their service is fast and reliable. I can recommend them.February 12, 2011 at 10:10 am #490505
Alpine strawberries can be grown from seed – they’re smaller and sweeter, less acid. I’ve got so many now that I often don’t pick them. Takes a lot to make a meal though. It’s lovely to send the kids out into the yard to pick strawberries.February 12, 2011 at 10:47 am #490506
Welcome to ALS Channy. You really just need to add some compost, some chook pellets or I prefer the 5 in 1 pellets, rip out all the old plants first of course, you could try and save some of the self seeding tomatoe plants as quite often they are better than the ones that we plant ourselves. Replant in the raised bed, though you should probably grow different things in there. Silver beet, lettuce, zuchinni are good ones as the weather is hopefully going to be cooling down soon.
I am on the Brisbane outskirts too, so yes there are a few of us around doing the same sort of thing.:)February 12, 2011 at 11:30 am #490507
zucchini would take control of it all wouldnt it? Lettuce worked wonderful in there… my tomato plants grew to the roof though :O
Im in Camira 🙂February 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm #490508
Guess what my husband did today 😀 Made the other vegie patch :woohoo: Now I really need to plan out what I should grow!February 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm #490509
Hi Channy, well done on getting the other bed built 🙂 .
Here is the link to the Gardening Australia vege guide which will give you some ideas. You can follow it month by month, just click on your zone and it will bring up the planting guide for that area.February 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm #490510
i would probably put the next tomatoes in the new bed. you need to rotate crops to prevent disease, especially nematodes. this happens really easily with tomates being planted in the same spot. oh, not spuds in theat spot either, they are both nightshades.
NeroliFebruary 13, 2011 at 11:05 am #490511
thanks for that link … I’m going to go and rip some of the older non productive plants out and dig it all over in my bed, and get planting some more stuff. been a little lax lately, waiting for the chookie poo to rot down, but it should be done now 😀 been approx 6 weeks. LOL and it was old when I put it in the bed. 😀
Off to get my seed packets out again. 😀 Yippee!!! fresh veges. 😀
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