weddin di's Vegie Growing Challenge 2013

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Seeds in ready to Grow.

weddin di is talking about growing Tomato, Cucumber, Eggplant, Pumpkin from South West Slopes

Here are my babies, planted about a week ago. I am looking forward to them emerging and developing enough to be transplanted. The last few days have been cooler and we may get some late frosts so I will have to be careful. I have planted four v...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:09pm on 11th September 2013

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Trying a new method with Beetroot.

weddin di is talking about growing Beetroot from South West Slopes

I have had little luck with beetroot; they have lots of leaves but no bulb. This time I have hilled up my row of beetroot and have added some trace elements to the soil. I had read that beetroot love boron but it is very hard to buy in small qu...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:09pm on 11th September 2013

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Spring Onions Springing Up

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

Here are my baby spring onions. When I planted the seeds I added Yates garden lime to the soil as I read that onions like lime. Spring onions are a great standby...they can be added to so many dishes and they are tasty in salads. Last season I ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 06:09am on 12th September 2013

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Yatesnip Parsnips.

weddin di is talking about growing Parsnip from South West Slopes

These are my parsnip seedlings that emerged just last week. I don't normally plant parsnips in spring. Autumn is preferred here as we have very hot summers, but I am hoping to have some tender baby parsnips to complement a dish of carrots for o...

Read on | comments | Posted at 06:09am on 12th September 2013

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Majestic Red

weddin di is talking about growing Carrot from South West Slopes

I planted Yates majestic red carrots a couple of years ago and was thrilled with the results. Our local hardware store has since stopped stocking seeds. I have tried in many places to find Majestic Reds but to no avail. Then I discovered Yates ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 08:09am on 6th September 2013

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