growalot's Vegie Growing Challenge 2013

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Final Wrap Up of Herbs

growalot is talking about growing Herbs from Melbourne

The Parsley is so-so, it's now too hot for the Mint except for the Chocolate Mint which seems unstoppable.  It's in a garden bed and is taking over all its neighbours.  People say grow Mint in pots so it can't go berserk.  Howeve...

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Sweetcorn Looking Very Promising

growalot is talking about growing Sweetcorn from Melbourne

Not at the harvestable stage for the conclusion of this Challenge but I am very happy with the progress of the Sweetcorn.  It is doing extremely well in the tall raised bed and is in sun all day.  I only recently mulched it and realis...

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Eggplant in Need of the Summer Heat

growalot is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Capsicum, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Beetroot, Herbs, Lettuce, Silverbeet, Cucumber from Melbourne

Actually I've just realised I didn't register for Eggplant - not sure why?  These plants will take off once Melbourne settles into a pattern of 30+ degree days. I know other gardeners in Melbourne, Scuba Steve and Hi Ho to Vegetables have ...

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Tomatoes Outgrowing their Stakes

growalot is talking about growing Tomato from Melbourne

My Jaune Flamme Tomatoes are flopping all over the place so I put a small metal pipe ladder in front of them for extra support and places to put more ties.  It's alright at the moment but with the weight of the fruit and if it rains, there...

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Rolling Out the Mulch

growalot is talking about growing Silverbeet from Melbourne

I still have some leafy greens, Kale and Silverbeet but with the demand from the chooks I need to get cracking sowing some more seed of Silverbeet!  I have mulched my garden beds with a mixture of lawn clippings (dried) and bark.  No ...

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