weddin di's Vegie Growing Challenge 2013

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Yates Garden Lime for Onion Sets.

weddin di is talking about growing Spring Onion, Radish from South West Slopes

Job done! Onion sets in...I prepared the soil by adding Yates Garden Lime. Onions prefer a slightly alkaline soil and they thrive with a bit of lime. I had a little space at the end of the shade cloth so I planted a row of radishes and a row of...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:01am on 1st January 2014

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Using Plants as Shade.

weddin di is talking about growing Beans, Cucumber, Zucchini from South West Slopes

I have left my fennel to go wild in veggie patch 3. It is growing on the western side of the patch. It casts a wonderful shade from the hot afternoon sun over the breans, zucchini, watermelon and cucumber plants. As a result they have their lea...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:01am on 1st January 2014

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Romato!

weddin di is talking about growing Tomato from South West Slopes

Earlier in the competition we had a late frost (hard to believe today at 36 degrees)...anyway my roma tomatoes were hit fairly badly and I wondered whether to pull them out or not. I cut back the burnt leaves, they stayed and I am going to have...

Read on | comments | Posted at 15:01pm on 1st January 2014

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Japs are Forming.

weddin di is talking about growing Pumpkin from South West Slopes

My Jap pumpkins are just beginning to form. They are the last of the varieties that I have grown this yera to form. They usually are later than other varieties. 

Read on | comments | Posted at 09:01am on 2nd January 2014

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Good Keepers.

weddin di is talking about growing Pumpkin from South West Slopes

Jap pumkins are very good keepers. I had an amazing number of Japs last year. I am still using them. My neighbours know where to come when they need a pumpkin! This pic is of the last of my store from last year. The Australian Butters will be r...

Read on | comments | Posted at 09:01am on 2nd January 2014

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