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Corn Glut.

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

Today is too hot to do much outside. I tidied the greenhouse and washed out some pots to get ready for the seed planting marathon at the end of February. My shade structures are working well at keeping the plants cooler and also protecting them...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:01pm on 5th January 2014

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Tonight's Harvest.

weddin di is talking about growing Carrot, Beetroot, Eggplant, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Spring Onion, Capsicum, Sweetcorn, Zucchini from South West Slopes

Tonight we are having zucchini and corn fritters made with chick pea flour, grated carrot and beetroot salad and some more roasted potimarron. We are not srtrictly vegetarian but do enjoy vegetarian recipes. Tomorrow night is traditionally roas...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:01pm on 4th January 2014

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Getting Better at Building.

weddin di is talking about growing Beans from South West Slopes

The beans are under a shade sail but the metal fence that they are climbing on was getting very hot. I also planted a passionfruit vine today on the same fence which I grew from seed. I decided to give them some extra shade with an offcut of sh...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:01pm on 4th January 2014

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Beating the Heat.

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

Yesterday was 42 degrees here. Today was much cooler so I decided earwigs or not the mulch had to go on. I have mulched two patches today and hopefully if tomorrow is cool enough I'll do the third one. I also constructed a shade for the tomatoe...

Read on | comments | Posted at 17:01pm on 4th January 2014

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Dreams in Packets!

weddin di is talking about growing Pumpkin from South West Slopes

While I was cleaning my potimarron seeds, I began thinking about all the seed collecting that I had been doing as a volunteer in our local native nursery. Nursery volunteers have been out over the past few months collecting seeds of our...

Read on | comments | Posted at 10:01am on 4th January 2014

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