Sweet_Potato's Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

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The Volunteer

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

This year I have just one 'volunteer' tomato that made it through our unusually cold Winter. Last season I split up dozens of reseeded plants but we obviously did a better clean-up job when we replenished the beds for Winter.

The cold w...

Read on | comments | Posted at 23:10pm on 16th October 2015

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My Halloween Pumpkins

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Squash from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

My 'Wee B Little' pumpkins are loving the heat, spreading out across the straw like triffids. Considering I was sure these seeds had failed to germinate just a few weeks ago this is a huge buzz for me!

I've never grown this variety befo...

Read on | comments | Posted at 23:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Sweet Memories

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Tomato from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

We grew up in Northern NSW living next door to a retired farmer.

Uncle Cec brought us orphaned lambs to nurse, let us lay down mouth open under the honey press (returning home sticky and giddy with sugar), he grew spring onions in old m...

Read on | comments | Posted at 23:10pm on 16th October 2015

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Popeye Knew What He Was Talking About

Sweet_Potato is talking about growing Cabbage from Eastern Eyre Peninsula

I never knew I liked spinach, or silverbeet, until I grew it. 

Now, in TheShouse garden we grow Viking, Vitamin Green and Bright Lights, as well as some crisp white-ribbed relative with a marketing company's flash Asian name (it's ...

Read on | comments | Posted at 00:10am on 17th October 2015

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A Hot Mess

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

It's been 35+ degrees all day with horrible 45km/hr nor westerlies. The wind woke me at 5pm and it took me more than an hour to move my 500+ seedlings into a protected corner between the Mulberry and the house. We secured shade cloth over the b...

Read on | comments | Posted at 18:10pm on 15th October 2015

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