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by wildflower
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Testing compost?
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Testing compost?

You can get cheapy PH test kits from most garden stores. Follow the instructions and you should be fine. I'd say, if you're worried, then test it out somewhere small first. Considering how many people have compost bins in their backyards and swear by the magic of homemade compost, I very much doubt ...
by wildflower
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What do you love about growing yOur own veg?
Replies: 22
Views: 2750

Re: What do you love about growing yOur own veg?

Well, mine don't grow very big...but I love seeing them do anything at all.
My favorite is when veges hide, and one day I'll find a surprise something ripe and ready to go that I didn't even know was there. Or sometimes when they just grow overnight!
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by wildflower
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Spaghetti squash...maybe.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Spaghetti squash...maybe.

I can't recommend Kale enough. Last year it was practically all that I got out of the garden that was edible. So hardy here. Barely takes a knock with frosts and I get much better germination rates compared to brussel sprouts. Last year I had the red kale from Diggers. This year I've got the same sh...
by wildflower
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: And...we're off!
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: And...we're off!

So far this season I've got: Asian greens (tatsoi, pak choi, red mustard) Kale (which I know from last year will happily sit through frosts until spring) Spring onions garlic radish daikon (I won't even know how to cook it!) parsnips swedes beetroot broadbeans peas (which refuse to bloody sprout. ap...
by wildflower
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Spaghetti squash...maybe.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Spaghetti squash...maybe.

It's not :( Can't say that I'm surprised. I may have picked it too young, but I suspect it was never a spaghetti squash all along. I'm also good at planting things and forgetting to label them! I've got my autumn planting in now, but I don't think they're goinbg to get very far before the frosts hit...
by wildflower
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Spaghetti squash...maybe.
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Spaghetti squash...maybe.

My vege patch successes so far have been a bit hit and miss. I've been lovingly tending to what I -think- is a spaghetti squash. It was the only one that germinated this past spring, it's stayed predictably small (I'm good at growing normal sized varieties in miniture...) and has only produced one s...
by wildflower
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Australia's Capital!
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Hello from Australia's Capital!

Hey there, 27yo from Canberra. Hoping to share some of my girlish glee as I get better at vege gardening. Canberra has quite hot summers and cold, cold winters, so it's the first time that I've lived anywhere that had 'proper' seasons (grew up in the Lismore area of northern NSW. Lived in 'the big s...