Pics of my veggie patch.

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Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby gardenaholic » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:47 am

I put a shade cloth cover over most of my veggie patch which helped my veggies survive the hottest of days.
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby Mister Wisteria » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:31 am

Looks very good. :D
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby gardenaholic » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:49 pm

Now that my very clever husband has sorted out the coding problems the pics should be working. :P
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby Luzy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:02 pm

Nice variety and excellent idea with the shadecloth, gardenaholic. :D How did your beans go this season?
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby The Estate » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:14 pm

:shock: you certainly know how to grow veggies =p~ (Y) (Y)
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby BC » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:31 pm

They look amazing and so healthy.
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Postby janeb2178 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:23 pm

please tell me how you get such healthy looking vegies?
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby abwal » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:53 pm

They are doing a lot more than 'survive'. They look a picture of health.
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby guzzigirl » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:22 pm

the shadecloth would help reduce evaporation too (Y) (Y)
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby gardenaholic » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:54 pm

Luzy, I got heaps of beans this year, enough to freeze. The longest pod was 30cm, a Lazy Housewife bean. The archway was a great success and I plan to have two next season.

I am able to use my duck water, a full barrow load every day which I think helps keep them healthy and growing. I also grow green manure crops every year. If you look carefully you might be able to see that they are also mulched with sea-grass which also helps to keep the moisture in around the plants. I was concerned that the cover might have encouraged fungal growth but I think being a light weight type prevented this. I was also concerned that it might affect pollination but I had sunflowers that attracted the bees and had increased yields. I also had very little bird damage as obviously they could not see the fruit as they passed by so no netting. I'm wondering if I should keep it up over winter to help with frosts.
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby Luzy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:48 am

That all sounds excellent, gardenaholic - you must be rapt! :D
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby Abbi » Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:20 pm

Great idea gardenaholic. Your vegies look really happy and productive. Well done. (Y)
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Re: Pics of my veggie patch.

Postby orchid40 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:52 pm

Super vegies, Gardenaholic, well done!
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