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Vegetable of the month for January

Post: #185 Andy Hamilton
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:40 pm

OK so broccoli won last month, so what will win for January. It is over to you.
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Leeks

Post: #189 Emma
Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:44 pm

What about leeks? I made some leek and potato soup yesterday it was lurvely :lol:

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Veg of the month

Post: #202 Honey monster
Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:24 pm

I want to grow some carrots so I would not mind some advice on growing them.
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Post: #207 Wombat
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:10 am

:lol: Yay! I'll go for carrots also!
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carrots

Post: #224 Dave
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:54 am

I might do carrots a bit later when it's time to plant them. Unless there is a big call for it. Leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and beet spinach will be the only things I'll harvest in Jan. Is there anything else anyone is expecting to be ready in January, I wouldn't mind doing one with a seasonable veg and put some recipes with it too.

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Post: #234 gill didsbury
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:08 am

Tomatoes would be a fave here in Australia also Lazy housewife beans.cucumbers too. But NOT what you would be picking in the UK LOL :roll:

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Lazy housewife beans

Post: #248 Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:14 pm

What are lazy housewife beans Gill? Not the most PC of names. :lol:

What about if we can come up with a veg that is being harvested in UK whilst being planted in Aus or the other way round. That would be useful for all visitors. Can't think of anything off the top of my head.
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Post: #251 Guest
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:50 pm

Hi Andy,
Lazy house wife beans are a heritage bean. I got them on the exchange on the garden web australia site. There supposed to be a bushy bean plant with lots of pods of beans, hence the name lazy house wife. They are easy to pick too. Its the first time I have grown them, they do take a while to "take off" but are doing well now.Will let you know what the beans are like and how much I get from each bush ok?

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Oz Veg

Post: #270 Dave
Sun Dec 12, 2004 1:03 pm

I was wondering, is there any native Australian Veg? It seems when the new world was discovered loads of new veg came back - tomatoes, potatoes, squashes etc but I can't think of a single thing native to Oz. I am I just being ignorant or was there anything sent back from down under?

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Post: #272 Wombat
Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:30 pm

G'Day Dave,

As far as commercial production goes, the only native edible that has done any good to my knowledge is the Macadamia nut. :oops:

Over the past 10 years or so there has been an upsurge of interest in Australian bush foods or "bush tucker". There have even been eateries based at least in part on bush tucker, but I dont know of anything much that has been exported to the rest of the world.

There are the "Warrigal Greens" which are also called New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia Tetragonoides), which I think is grown outside Australia but I am not sure.

I guess it will take some time for us to catch up to the rest of the world :lol:
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