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  • replied to the topic Artichokes in the forum Vegetables 8 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for your reply.
    They’re Globe Artichokes. I was also debating whether to put them in my front garden as feature plants as some people do apparently. The garden has ornamentals and mostly natives and they would make a great contrast. I’ve also started a new bed (no.7) but now can’t decide where to put them.
    Oh the dilemnas of gardening,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Weird Garlic in the forum Vegetables 8 years, 4 months ago

    I actually bought mine through Diggers as well. There were 3 kinds, Korean Red, Rocambale Festival and Melbourne Market but they all look pretty much the same. I haven’t harvested all the Korean Red yet so they may be bigger when they come out. My soil was red loam (typical of this area) so enriched it with heaps of “bought” compost as I had…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Weird Garlic in the forum Vegetables 8 years, 4 months ago

    Hi Gumnut

    Maybe you left them in the ground a bit too long. I have been harvesting my garlic for the past couple of weeks as the plants are just browning off about 60% and they’re perfect (see photo)

    :cheer:

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  • replied to the topic Mottley Tomatoes in the forum Vegetables 8 years, 4 months ago

    Thanks for the advice guys. I did have the tomato plants under shade cloth until recently (see photo)and that may have inhibited the moisture penetrating the ground properly. I’m not used to this dry, hot area as I’ve only been here just over 12 months from Sydney so it’s been a bit of trial and error. And yes it is dry. Such a big difference…[Read more]