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    I like gardening

    Currently have warrigal (native spinach), and chilli on the go, which I make into pasta surprise, also have various herbs. Haven't started on the vegie patch this year, and given the weather we've got right now - I think that might have been just as well.

    Tomatos will need shade cloth to survive days of 35'C+.

    I use milk cartons with drippers attached for some watering but thinking of upgrading to buckets with drippers attached. And maybe doing a proper garden plan and installing a real dripper system.

    can't wait to get some basil, tomoto, zuccini and etc in.

    Gardening Australia put out a diary every year - it's in the shops now, and tells you each month what you can plant for each region of Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Harmony View Post
    Hey Leo,

    I love herb and veggie gardening.. I don't really know why by the way? It just kinda hit me one day when I was plodding about in the yard. I whack my ipod on and get some real peaceful time working about and getting things to grow. Also really impressive when you can tell people they are eating what you've grown.

    I've also got a pretty mean worm farm going on out there and I compost everything (except for the pooches!)

    OMG, how gay do I sound?

    Peace and vegetables,
    SH

    ps.. here's a pic of one of my steroid infused Zucchinis!
    You dont sound gay, but that big zucchini is a bit of a worry!!

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    You sound like my son, SH and he is a macho army man lol. Goes nuts over his vege garden and home brewing. Even has his own hops.

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    Ow wow! We do have gardeners! goodie!

    LOL Aussie, you make me feel about 80yrs old! LOL! Thanks, im gonna need luck I think!

    Laura! YAY! And super big WOW! Your's look at whole lot more professional than mine! Awesome! I wish I had that much space for more. Who knows, if all goes well this season i might end up taking over the front yard instead

    I will try get a couple of pics up of my matos, the leaves are all starting to curl where the new growth is coming through... But that could be because lack of watering them/irregular watering But im getting better! LOL getting my routine down (Sad everything in my day HAS to fit into a routine) a couple are looking a bit 'straighter' and better this week so we will see how they go. Im pretty sure it isnt tomato curl virus or mosaic virus as no other symptoms

    I have just been putting brunnings tomato pallet fertilizer on once a week with a good water after.... should I be fertilizing daily!?

    Small amount of water a few times a day? my poor plants are lucky to get a water once a day! I water in the evenings too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Harmony View Post
    Hey Leo,

    I love herb and veggie gardening.. I don't really know why by the way? It just kinda hit me one day when I was plodding about in the yard. I whack my ipod on and get some real peaceful time working about and getting things to grow. Also really impressive when you can tell people they are eating what you've grown.

    I've also got a pretty mean worm farm going on out there and I compost everything (except for the pooches!)

    OMG, how gay do I sound?

    Peace and vegetables,
    SH

    ps.. here's a pic of one of my steroid infused Zucchinis!

    Thats awesome SH!I had to go get a can out of the drink machine so i could actually compair! LOL That is one big Zucchini! I hope my cucumbers look as good once they get going!

    Same, just find it really relaxing, nice down time. OH always calling from the back door, u in your garden again!? LOL & poor Leo likes to follow me everywhere when i get home after being with my OH all afternoon but cant come into the vege patch, he gets very frusterated with me too & plonks himself on the highest back step so he can see me pottering around and watch me till I decide to venture back into the real world again (Unless i am taking TO long then he starts to COO for me from the back door, i swear he is winging MUUUUUMMMM)

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    morning and evening and maybe early afternoon if possible!! hmm not sure on the fert bit see im lucky my oh is an agronomist (or however you spell it) in other words hes an ag scienitist!! so he knows everything about everythng!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura77 View Post
    morning and evening and maybe early afternoon if possible!! hmm not sure on the fert bit see im lucky my oh is an agronomist (or however you spell it) in other words hes an ag scienitist!! so he knows everything about everythng!!
    Really! Crap.. I thought i was going over board watering EVERY day Seriously! I really do hope my efforts are not in vein! But my motto with my plants (And seems to have worked in the past!)- Treat em mean, keep em keen! (Just like the boys really!)
    Might have to start morning watering as the weather heats up in that case Or maybe just bottle drip system with a change over to a new full bottle every morning... hmm... the mind boggles doesnt it!

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    Thanks Mal, trust you to find something sordid in the humble ole' Zuchinni hahahahahah! It was impressive though eh? And I hate Zuchinni! Thanks Di, yeah us guys (us rough and tumble and rugged and downright brute forced, muscle bound blokes) have our soft sides too!

    Leo, I'm no expert eh, but I wouldn't fertilize daily, or even weekly. Maybe monthly? The 'curl' (is the leaf dying?) is probably a heat related issue directly, or because of the difference of heat from day to night. If it's an excessive difference I have seen the leaves curl off and die really quickly. The only real solution here is to shade them to take that edge off!

    Get yourself a worm farm and you won't have to buy the commercial fertilizers .. you can just use the worm pee and dilute that stuff up and you're good to go with an organic love juice for your veggies (WTF am I saying here???, ridiculous) Oh and you get to recycle all your scraps, so it's pretty cool.

    Just a water in the evening will get you going I reckon!

    Ps .. as much love and attention you put on your veggies .. there is pile of dirt in the paddock behind my house which has been there for ages .. it is dry, weed ridden and stupid .. but yet there are the healthiest cherry tomatoes growing on a vine from it. Go figure .. nature works in strange ways sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I like gardening

    Currently have warrigal (native spinach), and chilli on the go, which I make into pasta surprise, also have various herbs. Haven't started on the vegie patch this year, and given the weather we've got right now - I think that might have been just as well.

    Tomatos will need shade cloth to survive days of 35'C+.

    I use milk cartons with drippers attached for some watering but thinking of upgrading to buckets with drippers attached. And maybe doing a proper garden plan and installing a real dripper system.

    can't wait to get some basil, tomoto, zuccini and etc in.

    Gardening Australia put out a diary every year - it's in the shops now, and tells you each month what you can plant for each region of Australia.
    Yup, additional fencing and shade cloth going up this weekend, (hopfully... if OH can pull himself away from his current art project long enough to give me a hand with the fencing bit) Good thing to cause this Sat/Sun said to be 35+!!)

    Have been checking out the gardening aust website to amongst others! Think im going to have to work on this additional watering systems too though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Harmony View Post
    Thanks Mal, trust you to find something sordid in the humble ole' Zuchinni hahahahahah! It was impressive though eh? And I hate Zuchinni! Thanks Di, yeah us guys (us rough and tumble and rugged and downright brute forced, muscle bound blokes) have our soft sides too!

    Leo, I'm no expert eh, but I wouldn't fertilize daily, or even weekly. Maybe monthly? The 'curl' (is the leaf dying?) is probably a heat related issue directly, or because of the difference of heat from day to night. If it's an excessive difference I have seen the leaves curl off and die really quickly. The only real solution here is to shade them to take that edge off!

    Get yourself a worm farm and you won't have to buy the commercial fertilizers .. you can just use the worm pee and dilute that stuff up and you're good to go with an organic love juice for your veggies (WTF am I saying here???, ridiculous) Oh and you get to recycle all your scraps, so it's pretty cool.

    Just a water in the evening will get you going I reckon!

    Ps .. as much love and attention you put on your veggies .. there is pile of dirt in the paddock behind my house which has been there for ages .. it is dry, weed ridden and stupid .. but yet there are the healthiest cherry tomatoes growing on a vine from it. Go figure .. nature works in strange ways sometimes!
    Yeah, thats what i thought re the fertilizer, the tub says every week for first month then every 2 weeks... thought Laura was saying she does everyday a few times a day! But i misunderstood, she is watering 2-3 times daily! LOL

    Yeah, curling with the really new young leaves drying/dying. Shade cloth this weekend is a must, even if no extra fencing happens. We have been having very hot days with cool evenings so that cant be helping. How the hell im going to keep Leo tearing half the shade cloth back off is another mission in itself!

    PS, thats my plan for my pumpkin! De-seed a whole punkin and chuck the scraps under a pile of manure and see what i get! LOL My brilliant gardenin skills hey! hahaha

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