What are you planting ??

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Huxter
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What are you planting ??

Postby Huxter » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:34 am

I've been busy planting all sorts of things now we have the chook dome system --need plenty of food for the chooks too so silver beet is being grown everywhere .
So far wwe have

beans --bush ,climbing and snake
peas -climbing pod ,sugar snap and snow
shallots ,bunching and spring onions
silver beet in various colours
carlic and normal chives
30 or so different tomatoes and about 20 more late -types ready to go in
different basils are in .
3 types of radish
sugarbaby watermelon
cukes
butternut pumpkins --the only one I grow now
dozens of spuds in beds and in tyres
carrots and parsnips in old wooden fruit bins for drainage and to save my back when weeding
lettuces of varoius type and rocket growing wild !
4 types of zucchini
3 types of eggplant
and more and more herbs
even some amaranth

Some are probably a bit early for here but I have protection for some tender stuff and I have plenty of water this year so have even put in more fruit trees --several nectarines two cherries and three apples to add to the orchard supplies .Hope there is lots to cook and preserve !

Cheers

Paul
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minnie
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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby minnie » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:16 am

What a future crop you have there!!

I've put in cherry type tomatoes into pots, that are covered with green tomatoes at the moment... which gives me at least a little home grown. And after the good rain over the last few days I'll need to check the asparagus!

Hopefully the chooks will be ensconced before long and then the beds will all be redone.

Oh and my one lone strawberry in a pot, has had some delicious strawberries... now to sort out for runners and next year.
:D
Vicki

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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby Huxter » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:55 am

Gee Catherine will never forgive me If I don't mention her magnificent strawberry patch as well .Fully dug over and well manured over winter then a green manure crop added and slashed down in late July .Then the new crowns ,3 different types all producing beautifully ,sitting up on pine needles ,(some old Irish yarn about sweetening the fruit) and mulched with lucerne ,and seasolled every 10 days .We are pulling off all the runners this year to put more production into the fruit instead of extra growth --energy into the seed on the fruit in lieu of energy into runners and offsets.

And they are delicious !!!
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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby ellengray » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:16 am

I have just been out preparing a new bed - this winter I put in 7 raised beds and filled 6 of them (the seventh was too much, but considering I am recovering from major surgery I thought six was an outstanding achievement LOL). These beds add to my existing food garden beds.

So, thus far I have growing in beds:

3 beds of potatoes, two of King Edwards, one of Dutch Creams
2 beds of leeks (am starting to eat them now)
one huge bed of bush beans (I prefer them to climbing as I dry most of my beans)
I have twenty tomato plants coming on, bush and climbing, not quite ready to go out yet
About 8 capsicum, still growing in pots, not ready to go out yet
Similar cucumber, still waiting to go out
one bed of carrots and capsicums
One bed of celeraic (well there will be by the time I plant the seedlings out this afternoon!)
one bed of saladings, various green leafy stuff
one bed of brussel sprouts - I need to get some more brassicas in there
two beds of onions, mostly cream golds
one bed of shallots
8 big pots of garlic (for some reason garlic always grows better in pots for me)
pumpkins, mostly warthogs
zucchinis, mostly black beauty but I have some castrato as well (not their real name but that's how I remember it)
elderflowers and berries (currently using the elder flowers to make champagne)
beetroot, I keep planting this every month
chilli
some rockmelon but not going well for me
2 peach trees fruiting
3 apple trees fruiting
2 lemon trees fruiting
2 quince trees fruiting (not much as they are still very young)
1 massive walnut fruiting (it didn't last year because of drought, so am looking forward to this year's crop)
a bed of globe artichoke
a bed of florence fennel
nasturtiums everywhere for pesto and capers
sundry soft fruit bushes, currants and gooseberries
celeraic
popcorn (blue corn)
silverbeet
chives
spring onions (ready now)
sundry herbs
Enormous quantities of peas - I have already brought in my early crop.

At the moment the potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots are very close to being ready, and the leeks and some saladings are ready - am about to put in new bed of leeks this afternoon. Have harvested first crop of peas and put more in.

Need to start cauliflower soon.

And my hawthorn hedge is going to have a ripper crop this year for some lovely saucy haw sauce later. :)

Last year and the first part of this year was a wipe out for me as I was so ill for so long. I grew nothing save a few onions that I managed to put in in winter before I hit intensive care! LOL So this year is a brilliant growing snub in the face of death. :) At the moment I am adrift atop an emerald isle and it makes me incredibly happy to be alive. :)

Huxter
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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby Huxter » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:56 pm

Well --a list to envy , I must say ellengray !!

But my evil mind wonders what a "castrato" zucchini would look like ???? ------anything to do with the shape ??? --given the original Italian means "eunuch" ,what may a castrato zucchini lack ???

I won't sleep tonight wondering !!

Paul
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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby minnie » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:24 am

Ah the Tasmanian garden... seems to grow so much at this time of year! :mrgreen:

You don't get fruit fly either (like SA), do you?

Like Paul wondering now about this zucc. :lol:
Vicki

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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby ellengray » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Costata Romanesco zucchini. ;) But who can remember that? Castrato is so much easier.

No, no fruit fly down here.

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Re: What are you planting ??

Postby minnie » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:19 pm

Hi Sara,

That's certainly a mouth full!

No, no fruit fly down here.


What luck, wish we didn't, it's a terrible thing.
:D
Vicki


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