Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Making the Most of Mulch

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Squash, Zucchini from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

We have an apricot and a mandarin growing in poor soil up against the dog fence. We've tried to pump up the nutrients in that area with pea straw, sheep and cow manure, taking advantage of the sprinkler runoff from the veggie garden but the are...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 9th November 2015

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Fingers Crossed

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Squash, Zucchini from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

We've had some fickle weather here this week. Almost 40ml of rain followed by 40+ temperatures. The zuchs, cucs, pumpkins and melons were just budding when the heat caused leaves to shrivel. Fingers crossed, with lots of water and a (slightly) ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 9th November 2015

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Bring on the Beans!

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

I run my legumes up the fence behind my garden, stapling chicken wire to the posts. Pictured are my Australian Butter Beans just beginning but I have several varieties of climbing beans on the go - Violet King, Cherokee Wax, Mountain Lake - yel...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:11pm on 9th November 2015

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Front Yard Deliciousness

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

One of my small happinesses in this year's garden is being able to walk out the front door and pick an onion for dinner every night.

I grew my onions from a few sad punnet of sets off the 'love me, save me' shelf at my local hardware st...

Read on | comments | Posted at 16:11pm on 7th November 2015

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Don't Waste The Water

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beans, Squash, Tomato, Zucchini, Broccoli, Peas, Cauliflower, Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

We are trying to establish fruit trees across our property - we have half a dozen waist-high heirloom apple trees, a pear, an apricot, peach and nectarine, kaffir lime and an orange, two plums and a pair of struggling cherries. Our mandarin was...

Read on | comments | Posted at 22:10pm on 28th October 2015

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