ben and leons vegie patch's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Broccolini flowers and another bed ready for pl...

ben and leons vegie patch is talking about growing Broccoli from Melbourne

We decided to make the most of the warm weather this weekend by clearing the broccolini (pic no.1) that was going to seed so we could get another vegie bed ready for planting. Broccolini or anything from the cabbage family Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 12th October 2015

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The Raspberry Patch & Rupert!

ben and leons vegie patch is talking about growing Peas from Melbourne

We decided after coming back from the long weekend in Castlemaine to plant some raspberries canes which our hosts at the B&B (where we stayed) had growing in impressive rows in their vegie patch which I was quite jealous of!

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Read on | comments | Posted at 00:10am on 9th October 2015

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Beans vs Earwigs/Slugs and Crazy Melbourne Weat...

ben and leons vegie patch is talking about growing Beans from Melbourne

So I had a rather upsetting experience with my bush & pole beans... I decided that the weather was finally warm enough to plant them out and now it looks like I might have to start all over again!

First they got attacked by bloody e...

Read on | comments | Posted at 00:10am on 8th October 2015

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Bad Garden Bugs and Roses

ben and leons vegie patch is talking about growing Cabbage from Melbourne

I know this is meant to be a vegie growing challenge but I thought i'd put my two cents worth about the constant battle I have with aphids sucking the life out of the new growth and flower buds forming on my roses! I usually ju...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:09pm on 30th September 2015

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Cabbage & Broccolini

ben and leons vegie patch is talking about growing Broccoli from Melbourne

Varieties include:

  • cabbage mini cannonball   (grown for the 1st time)
  • broccolini happy rich F1    (grown for the 1st time)

NOTE: these were plan...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:09pm on 30th September 2015