Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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Radish Rows

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

There is talk these days of radishes as a cover crop. Radish breaks up compacted soil, has possible biofumigant properties and suppresses weeds.

Best of all, radish grows FAST! I have about 8 heirloom varieties bordering my new tomato b...

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

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The Three Sisters In Progress

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

My corn, beans and squash (zucchinis and teeny weeny pumpkins) are booming! It's so exciting to see everything coming on so fast in this heat - TheBornFarmer is dreading his next water bill though.

I visited a local community garden thi...

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

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Uprooted!

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Beetroot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

Beetroots are the peacocks of the vegetable garden - by that  I mean I don't want to eat them, even if others do, which means they're kind of useless to grow, but I love to look at them in my yard.

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:10pm on 25th October 2015

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Aspagus Tales

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

In between my carrots and beets, in a protected corner of TheShouse garden is the proof of my long-term investment in this relationship - asparagus!

I originally started off with two one-year-old crowns of purple and 'Fat Bastard'. But ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 19:10pm on 25th October 2015

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Colourful Carrots

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Carrot from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I tried growing carrots last year but TheLittleDigger and I were so impatient they never got a chance to grow to size. This is the first time I've ever (intentionally) left the carrots in the ground long enough to be 'real' carrots. So proud of...

Read on | comments | Posted at 13:10pm on 24th October 2015

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