Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Thinnings

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Carrot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I've not had much luck with carrots in the past.

I'm not careful when I plant them (they clump up in the rows - ha ha who am I kidding - rows?), I'm horrified by the concept of thinning (it's such a waste) and I'm not patient enough to ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 14:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Rules? What Rules?

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Brusselsprouts, Peas, Cauliflower, Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I like to think of myself as an Academic Gardener - by that I mean I've read a lot about it.

And yet, I continue to test whether the combined knowledge of millions of billions of food-growers over millenia. Is it arrogance or a sense of...

Read on | comments | Posted at 15:10pm on 1st October 2015

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The Shouse Garden Inventory

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

Currently at TheShouse Garden we have a Winter garden coming to a close and the beginnings of our Summer produce.

I'm still waiting for:

  • A couple of Drumhead and Red King cabbages - if I can beat the caterpillars to them ...

    Read on | comments | Posted at 15:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Out With The Old

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Sweetcorn, Tomato, Brusselsprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I'm calling it. Winter is over. I found slugs in my last two cauliflowers, there's moths stalking the cabbages and the Brussel Sprouts have gone to seed so today I tore them all out in a school holiday gardening frenzy.

We had an incred...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:10pm on 1st October 2015

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Spuds? In the bag!

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I have potatoes. So many potatoes.

The first year we tried to garden at TheShouse I built wire towers, filled them with pea straw and compost, watered them religiously...and got nothing!

Well not strictly nothing, obviously, bec...

Read on | comments | Posted at 20:10pm on 1st October 2015

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