Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Blowing In The Wind

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Capsicum, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Beetroot, Peas from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Today was all about saving the 'green babies' from the 74km/hr Norwesterly winds and 36 degree heat.

We ran enough water over the garden to sink the Titanic all over again and maybe one or two beans and a sad tomato took too much o...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 5th October 2015

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Bigger IS Better

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Carrot, Capsicum, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Beetroot, Peas from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I am sore, sunburnt and I can't lift my arms over my head but the beds are ready.

After two days work, three trailer-loads of cow poo, seven loader buckets of sandy soil, six sacks of sheep poo, six bales of pea straw and dozens of armf...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 4th October 2015

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Tomato Time

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

In addition to my own seedlings and the handful I bought locally, I have purchased a variety of heritage tomato 'plugs' from a specialist grower - for which I am waiting with bated breath.

Some of the varieties I've grown before, some a...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 4th October 2015

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How Does Our Garden Grow?

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Carrot, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Beetroot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

...with poo. Lots and lots of poo.

This morning we got up at 5.30am to beat the heat and visited a neighbour's cattleyards to load up the trailer.

Today was devoted to making new beds - three of them, each around 5m x 1.2m x 0.6...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 3rd October 2015

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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, More!

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

While TheBornFarmer was knocking together my new corn beds I was working out what to do with the gaps in TheShouse's current beds.

A while back, when the Brassicas were getting wildly triffidish I squeezed potatoes in between them, thin...

Read on | comments | Posted at 21:10pm on 3rd October 2015

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