weddin di's Vegie Growing Challenge 2013

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It's 41 and Windy

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

Today is the worst day so far of the summer. It is 41degrees at 1.30 in the afternoon and we have a hot dry gusty wind which is knocking everything about. I watered this morning but I don't think the plants come through today without heat damag...

Read on | comments | Posted at 13:12pm on 22nd December 2013

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Hot and Dry.

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

Today was very hot and dry. I came home from a visit to my sister to find that a cucumber plant had just seemingly collapsed and my first eggplant which was almost ready to pick had been scorched by the sun. I think that next year we will inves...

Read on | comments | Posted at 06:12am on 22nd December 2013

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Frost Survivor.

weddin di is talking about growing Tomato from South West Slopes

On day 44 we had a late frost. I replaced the zucchinis and cucumbers but left my two roma tomatoes in. I trimmed back the burnt leaves. They struggled for a while but just look at them now...they are loaded with fruit and doing quite well.

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:12pm on 19th December 2013

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Beautiful Tommy

weddin di is talking about growing Tomato from South West Slopes

This is my beautiful Tommy Toe. They too are beginning to bear very well. I am just waiting for the first sweet fruit to ripen.

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:12pm on 19th December 2013

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Christmas Present.

weddin di is talking about growing Carrot, Beetroot, Lettuce, Parsnip, Spring Onion, Zucchini, Herbs from South West Slopes

This is my sisters Christmas present. They used to live on a small acreage and grow all their own veggies but her husband got sick and they could not cope with the large area. They sold their property and moved into town on a small block. I thi...

Read on | comments | Posted at 09:12am on 20th December 2013

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