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winter plantings

Postby gardenlen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:05 am

ok,

took the punt and it worked so far, all our brassicas are in, this excellent rain will give them a kick start, so far no bug attack, maybe the long hot dry summer put paid to them with some help from the choocks. broccoli should be first to pick, out of all the different beans the snake beans already given a good handful yet plants are still very short in stature.

got a lot of rain last night all empty buckets out about 1/3 full

hope nobody suffers from the rain

take care

len
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Re: winter plantings

Postby tam » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:16 pm

We received 107mm from 6am yesterday to 6am today. It is raining again now. Quite heavy.
I have planted out strawberrys and peas so far. Getting the beds ready for caulies & broccoli this weekend.
Corn is looking good.
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Re: winter plantings

Postby gardenlen » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:44 am

g'day tam,

we received 129mm over the 3 days, wonderful, we were getting used to no rain a all just lots more work if we hoped for any vege's. we lost a lot of our straw'b especially our pioneer plants but we still have a good few left, the choko died waiting for rain, we couldn't spare the 5 litres a day it needed.

yes get those winter plants in now and happy gardening

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Re: winter plantings

Postby karyn » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:42 pm

Hells bells, I thought chokoes could survive anything!
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Re: winter plantings

Postby Pam » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:41 am

We've never had any luck with them Karyn - have given up trying. :oops: :lol:
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Re: winter plantings

Postby gardenlen » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:17 am

they do like a fair share of water, last year the rain came just in time and we got some fruits from it, homegrown do taste better, depends how much you would need them in your diet? when at gunalda we grew them but in the end because of their water needs we let them die.

might grow another if we get a good early wet season.

all our pawpaws, yellow and red, haven't put on any growth, we haven't watered them a lot either, some bananas died and a lot of our straw'b, got a pecan nut up there has done little more than put summer foliage, haven't experienced them so not sure what to do we wate it up to 2 buckets a week

anyhow take care

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