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Second season of vegetable growing

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Second season of vegetable growing

A few weeks into this planting, doing quite well.A few weeks into this planting, doing quite well.
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Re: Second season of vegetable growing

What are you growing this season @hoppi65?

 

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This season I have planted cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, celery, silver beet, peas, carrots, leek, onions (red, white, brown), garlic, and many herbs, fennel, parsleys, dill, coriander, etc.  I also have a lovely warm north facing long narrow bed with dark brick background that seems to grow salad vegetables all year round that has lettuces, tomatoes, radish and a couple of herbs at present.  There are a few self sown plants scattered through the garden too, such as broad beans, potatoes (mostly in their own bed & under the fruit trees), coriander and a pesky borage that keeps trying to take over. Hope I’ve remembered them all.

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Brilliant @hoppi65, sounds like an amazing garden. Where are you based?

 

It's fantastic to have you join the community. It sounds like you have lots of great experience to share. I trust you will also get loads of inspiration and helpful advice from the rest of the community, too.

 

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Wow, great job. Do you grow mostly from seed or seedlings @hoppi65

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Re: Second season of vegetable growing

Thank you for your comments.

Actually, I’m a real newby to vegetable growing, as it is only my second planting season.  All attempted because I moved and am now semi retired.  The raised beds enable me to garden from my wheelchair, and were only constructed last year.  I was blown away by success last year, as were my neighbours when the vegetables matured and excess given away.  Didn’t plant for last summer as too busy and reticulation not complete.  Summer winds strip water out of our soils, and my small rain water tanks insufficient for purpose.

I joined this group to learn more from others, particularly about growing from seed, as growing from seedlings often means too many of each vegetable ready to eat at one time.  I was thinking to plant fewer of some varieties, spaced apart for economy of edible produce. I’m not sure if on the right track, but 8 cauliflower, 8 broccoli & 8 cabbages ready to eat all at the same time seems excessive.

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Re: Second season of vegetable growing

Well done @hoppi65

 

Do give growing from seed a try as it's very easy if you use something like this - https://www.bunnings.com.au/jiffy-36-peat-pellet-greenhouse_p2961320

 

You might also like to trade vegetables with friends and family if you get too many at the same time. 

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Re: Second season of vegetable growing

Love the table... Where did you find the pattern and how to make it... I am a newly to DIY projects 

Jenn

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Hi @Jenn,

 

Welcome to Workshop and thanks for joining in the discussion. I suspect you might have posted your comment on the wrong discussion as there's no table here. Could you perhaps try again or clarify what table you were referring to?

 

Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site. We look forward to reading all about your projects and plans. I'm sure the Workshop community will be happy to provide plenty of help and inspiration along the way.

 

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Re: Second season of vegetable growing

They look amazing! 

Couple of questions if I may:

1. What soil/mix is in the beds? 

2. How do you stop the pests devouring the produce?

Thx

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