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What veggies are you harvesting and sowing?

bergs
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

Thanks @greygardener, there are still quite a few to come. They are full of juice and are very delicious.
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Jason
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

I got a chance to do some gardening today and planted some seedlings in the Vegiepod. I planted spinach, baby spinach, lettuce, coriander and parsley. I also planted some more basil and parsley in the garden.

 

 

Still hoping for some rain to help the rest of the garden.

 

Jason

 

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greygardener
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I pulled out my tomato plants on the weekend. They didn't do very well this year. They needed a lot more water than usual because of the lack of rain. 

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bergs
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

Hi @Jason, the Vegie Pod is a good idea and it has a top on it. It will keep the birds out.

This year the Blackbirds have increased dramatically, I have seen at least 6 male and female scratching in the garden this year. They seem to be nesting later this year.

They're even scratching out my pots, and some of my chillies have been damaged.

I have put bricks and wood in places to dicourage them, but they still do damage.

                         SO FRUSTRATING.

Hi @greygardener,

My tomatoes bushes still have a couple of dozen large green tomatoes on them, but the leaves have all started withering 3/4 of the way up the plant. I will leave in until after Easter and see if they turn colour, if not they're out and it will be green tomato pickles.

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I've planted more carrots, and my broad beans are up. I put some of that black irrigation hose in a semi circle each end of the plot and put black bird netting over, to stop the birds from ripping the beans out.

 

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 Above: Capsicum are coming on strong. I think this is the best year i've had with caps.IMG_20180320_122351.jpg

 

 

This week I will be planting some Rainbow Chard (silverbeet), radish and Mustard Greens

 

Cheers and happy gardening:bigsmile:

 

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Jason
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

@bergs

 

The Vegiepod cover was one of the reasons I was most keen to try it. In past years we've had problems with furry friends eating our produce before we could pick it. The cover is fantastic for keeping pests at bay and also helps manage temperature.

 

I've done a few experiments planting the same seedlings in the Vegiepod to a nearby garden bed in the ground and the Vegiepod seedlings always do better. 

 

Jason

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bergs
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

@Jason

Is the vegie pod self watering? I think you said was in an earlier post, so you won't have to water it much, if it's in the open.

The cover is a good idea because as well as keeping your furry friends out, it will do the same for blackbirds, other predators and also protect from frosts.

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Jason
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

@bergs

 

The pod has a mist sprayer build into the cover - you just connect a hose. Better still, it utilises a wicking system so that you don't need to water regularly. See https://vegepod.com.au/pages/product-features

 

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ankrich
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

Hi All,
I am a newbie to gardening. I have planted coriander seeds 4 weeks back ( very first time :smile: ). it's very satisfying to see the 3 inch long seedlings. Not sure if this growth is good or not.
Hopefully i will start slowly turning my barren clay garden beds to something productive and beautiful.
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Jason
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

Good for you @ankrich. That sounds like a great start! 

 

Let us know if you need a hand with anything. I'm sure that some of our keen gardeners like @bergs will be happy to provide any assistance they can. 

 

Fantastic to see you make your first post on Workshop. Welcome aboard.

 

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Jason
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Re: What Veggies are Members Harvesting and Sowing at the Moment?

How's your garden at the moment @bergs? Have you got your summer crops in yet?

 

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