How does your garden grow?

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mar09

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It's been a while since I saw a thread on gardening-- unless I missed to see a recent one? You may wish to tell abt what u are growing now, how u care for them, etc. Or post pictures if u haven't time or words to describe=).
 

shittim

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it is winter here, we will be looking st the seed catalogs and making plans for April and May planting:)
 

Lanolin

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Its very hot and dry here, Australia recently had rain but NZ dont seem to be getting any...but at least our forest hasnt burned down.

am still reeling from the poison in our water supply incident a couple of weeks ago where all our plants in the community garden died. so no crops this season, and had to pretty much start all over again. we suspect it was council workers maybe with glyphosphate or roundup. cos we are organic and would never use that stuff nor have it in our shed.

sorry..its a bit doom and gloom at the moment. It will be another month or so of hot weather before can really get into sowing and planting again after harvest.
 

mar09

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Its very hot and dry here, Australia recently had rain but NZ dont seem to be getting any...but at least our forest hasnt burned down.

am still reeling from the poison in our water supply incident a couple of weeks ago where all our plants in the community garden died. so no crops this season, and had to pretty much start all over again. we suspect it was council workers maybe with glyphosphate or roundup. cos we are organic and would never use that stuff nor have it in our shed.

sorry..its a bit doom and gloom at the moment. It will be another month or so of hot weather before can really get into sowing and planting again after harvest.
Sorry to hear abt that poisoning. What a pity such 'accidents' happen.

There's a bit of rain around here. My space to plant isn't that big, but I try to put in as many seeds/cuttings as I can, so they be rather crowded! Then I begin to prune or pull out stuff coz the others cannot survive if I don't.

At times I collect seeds I pass by from a walk, throw them out on bare ground, then forget.. but am glad when some flowering plants begin to peek. There isn't really that much time to stay and dwell in the soil. A strange seedling sprouts and I ask what is this thing, wondering where it came from?! At times I just got to wait to see what it is:D. Recently some shrubs have sprouted and I cannot, cannot remember where they came from. I thought to cut away some, smelled the aromatic leaves as I started to slash at some, and think I got that somewhere, intending to grow them that's why they're there! A helper who came said it's alagaw, so I am researching a bit on what that's supposed to be for.
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shittim

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white flowers?
 

Billyd

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I'm no longer able to plant a large garden. I now plant a raised bed garden. My 15 year old grandson and I will be planting our potatoes next week. I'll post some pictures when we get started. We'll plant some onions and carrots mid March, and transplanting squash, cucumbers, egg plants, peppers and tomatoes around the end of March.
 

Lanolin

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hooray it rained on the weekend.
what a relief.
 

ArtsieSteph

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Oddly enough the only thing I’ve ever been able to really grow was a cactus. I’ve always wanted to try growing a vegetable garden but in Arizona that can be a bit of an intimidating task. Somehow my neighbors grow stuff all the time though!
 

shittim

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peppers are really a longer season plant than we can deal with, you are in the place where a pepper can grow into a little tree! Maybe a tomato in a bucket or pot?
 

mar09

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I love the rain in due season. It is the great blessing providing our sustenance…..Praise God for His bounty, amen.
It rained here too, and the soil was soaked!
 

shittim

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slowly warming to spring here, the seed racks are out, soon people will be starting plants to set out, etc.
 

Billyd

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peppers are really a longer season plant than we can deal with, you are in the place where a pepper can grow into a little tree! Maybe a tomato in a bucket or pot?
I use a five gallon bucket per pepper type. I have enough peppers to supply the needs of four or more families from spring to frost.
 

Lanolin

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Managed to score a lot of seaweed to use as mulch and now plan to feed my plants and soil once a month with seaweed booster.

Also mum found me a mushroom kit from work so Im going to figure out how to grow mushrooms..