What are you eating ??

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Huxter
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What are you eating ??

Postby Huxter » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:09 am

After watering this morning to alleviate the effects of yesterday's 43 and now today's 43 again ,I picked our days food .Four good sized lebanese zucchs ,marrows really ,1/2 bucket assorted heirloom toms ,three cucumbers ,an armful of silverbeet and rocket ,several golden shallots ,several French breakfast radishes ,a colander full of plums and nectarines and bunches of various herbs .Delicious bounty .

And I'm drooling over my watermelons as they grow to a huge size --can't wait .And my corn is nearly ready ,very successfully planted in a circular Three Sister's bed with beans growing up the corn to provide nitrogen as well to eat ,and pumpkins planted around the outside as shade for the roots ,just as the native Amreicans did .

Whats everyone else got to eat ?

Paul
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Shadowgirlau
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby Shadowgirlau » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:32 am

Sounds good Paul, unfortunately not nearly as much in my patch. I only have yellow squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, and lettuce apart from my berries growing at the moment.

Kathleen
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Mojojo
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby Mojojo » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Does sound very good Paul!

I am limited to container growing at the moment... Got some peaches of my new peach tree before the fruitfly did.
Have cherry tomatoes in plague proportions, and the rouge de marmande wrinkly tomatoes are just turning red. And some beans starting out, although they are very small, no one I know is having much luck with beans here this year.
Put a heap of pesto in the freezer too. Spring onions scattered around the bottom of all the pots are coming on, and the lettuce I grew from seed is looking good too.
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby minnie » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:36 am

Hi Paul,

Another year with no real veg garden but... tomatoes in pots (Romano Burganese) are still going crazy and I'll bottle some whole and pumpkins self seeded are having a lovely time (we had rain the last couple of weeks or so) and DH's potatoes looking promising now they have gypsum. ;)

Although not growing I've bought quite a bit straight from the farm, rather than supermarket... either the side of the road or there's been someone growing and bagging up and selling at the service station in town.

At this time we're concentrating on doing some bits to tidy the house for selling, so probably won't get a garden in until we're ensconced in the new place. Oh dug up our fig (usual type not bird food type :P ) and potted yesterday so fingers crossed I didn't kill it, then I've got my small lime grown from a cutting (at my Mum's but was a gift to me from people I worked with many years back in a fruit packing shed), Cinnamon tree and the family Rosemary to pot for taking with me. I look at the Carambola's on the tree at the moment and think 'oh no starting from scratch again' but to have more land will make things so much easier!

:D
Vicki
PS I'll try to send you some rain. :D

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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby purplepear » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:31 pm

Since the rain between Christmas and New year, the mandalas have become quite productive. We have been harvesting corn and zucchini and cucumber as well as tomato and basil and tatsoi, pak choi and wong bok. We even have had some broccoli come back and given us a great little harvest. Lettuce is going crasy with Great Lakes, oakleaf, frilly pink and Cos doing fine. We are so glad that we persisted in continuing to plant through the horrid dry times leading up Christmas. Beetroot is starting and it is only really beans that have disappointed us.
Mark
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby Hayhay » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:25 pm

After these two hot days we had to pick the corn as the plants had just about died. Will have to remember your native american plan for next year!

Today picked about 10 zucchini (note, don't plant as many of these next year!!!); about 10 lebanese cucumbers which were so big they just had to be picked; lettuce; silverbeet; sunflower (petals for a salad).

Still waiting on our tomatoes. THey take SOOO long to ripen every year its ridiculous; must be the local climate or something. I think this year we'll start em off in a mini greenhouse in early winter (these seeds we planted at the edge of winter/spring)

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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby Shadowgirlau » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:41 pm

We have roma tomatoes doing quite nicely, yellow squash (picked the first of these today), lettuces doing well also and pumpkins not sure what they are doing?

Hubby decided the tomatoes needed potash and then decided they needed wind protection so we were in the gaarden quite awhile this morning.

Kathleen
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby greenfarmers » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:21 pm

We're not doing too badly, considering the heat.

Bok choy, egyptian spinach, ceylon spinach, rocket, kale, collards, perpetual spinach, swiss chard, mizuma, cherry tomatoes, yellow currant tomatoes, bigger tomatoes (when the fruit fly don't get in first), leb cucumbers, zuch's, criss cross water melon coming on, rockmelon (that were eflavourless), corn (what the rats don't get), basil, parsley, thyme, corriander, and the green manure leaves from buck-wheat and cow peas is making great greens for our morning smoothies. Weeds we also eat - puslane, chick weed, rogue lucerne and the occasional nettles.

But that said, I think almost the whole last plant out of greens last week has succumbed to heat and cut worm or bloody slaters :( ... not winning this month. But it will soon get cooler, so if this is as bad as it gets we will be right. We're also excited about having new garden beds, so we can put more in -- then what we loose will not have such an impact:)

Happy gardening!

Heidi

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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby minnie » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:21 am

Hi Heidi,

Those rotten slaters! We have a mountain on this property and found paper made them worse... we always put paper and cardboard in the garden but here the slaters partied... I used a eucalyptus oil spray and that worked well they didn't like it at all.

I'm not sure if I posted the recipe here or not, but will check later and if not put it up.

Off to the vet early with an alpaca, taking him in, and our electricity has been knocked out for long periods the last couple of days so busy busy catching up.
:D
Vicki

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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby Shadowgirlau » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:09 pm

"eucalyptus oil spray"

I don't remember this so please tell me more or point me in the right direction as I too have those darn slaters along with lots of black beetles and earwigs. Am not too worried about the earwigs as they are more beneficial than the others.

In our garden we have lettuce, tomatoes (beef steak, tigerella and roma), pumpkin (well we would have if we ever get any female flowers), yellow button squash and starwberries at the moment.

Kathleen
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Re: What are you eating ??

Postby BJTJ » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:42 pm

Made a salad on Friday night with our lettuces (three mixed varieties), rocket, yellow pear tomatoes, roma tomato and a couple of black krim tomatoes, chopped baby zuccini, baby spinach, my ricotta, salad dressing from our limes with mint, parsely and chives with a couple of our eggs (boiled) was great with the only bought thing was a bit of salt and pepper. Today we extended the vege patch and planted broccoli, red and white onions, red and white cabbage, chives, leeks,radishes, beds are ready for the next seedling planting with beetroots, parsmips,carrots, bok choy, an all year round cucumber, and a few more that can go in the next few weeks. Am on a mission, as soon as we are eating mostly our own, I can quit work and am I ready to do that!! BJ


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