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July 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Lovely greens - featuring Senposai and Tokyo Bekana

I love this season for growing leafy greens, and I feel so virtuous for eating so many of them! My recent favourites for sheer ease of growing are Senposai and Tokyo bekana. Being brassicas they are so easy to grow from seed - up in a few days, grow well in seedling cells until transplanted into a rich soil when they really take off. Within four to five weeks of transplanting they are ready to be harvested.

Those who were at my recent garden visit would recognise these vegetables from…

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Added by Cathie MacLean on July 24, 2018 at 20:19 — 3 Comments

Good Morning!

I thought I would share a couple of photos from my fledgling garden - I'm a complete novice but have had some small successes. Growing up all of the emphasis was on learning computers and similar skills rather than the hands on side, so I really am starting from level 0 (I had no idea most plants are meant to, you know, die).

I look forward to learning as much as possible and hopefully getting along to some visits!

The photos are my first potential pumpkin baby, some flowers, a…

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Added by Sid Saghe on July 13, 2018 at 9:50 — 3 Comments

Sous Vide Demonstration

If anyone is interested  Cannon Hill Brewing   are doing  events  at there shop at Cannon Hill  can find details on there facebook.

Sous Vide Demonstration
Jul 21 12 PM · Cannon Hill Brewing · Cannon Hill

Added by Jeff Kiehne on July 11, 2018 at 9:42 — 1 Comment

The garden is working so well in my favour

I harvested mulch from my Vetiver hedges today now that the grass clippings are no longer available -- as lawns are in hiatus -- as are lawnmower men.

A new system of carpeting soil is upon me as I laid out the stems over one of my productive beds.

Beats weeding.

This time of year the chickweed drives me crazy.

I also planted out seeds -- yes seeds! -- for potato onion and perennial leeks which I got from a specialty nursery in Bendigo.  In the meantime my most…

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Added by Dave Riley on July 9, 2018 at 1:06 — No Comments

Turmeric Harvest 2018

Whether pronounced 'termeric' or 'tewmeric' ... it's a great spice.

Quietly growing away since November 2017 and dug up yesterday. I was very surprised to find the whole crop was 8.5 kilos. And with the fattest 'fingers' I've grown.

The particular variety is known as 'orange' to distinguish it from the 'yellow' rhizome, which is much favoured so I'm told, by Indian cooks. I don't know its correct varietal name so 'orange' it is.

The plants ready to harvest:…

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Added by Elaine de Saxe on July 8, 2018 at 22:00 — 3 Comments

July garden update

Welcome to the patch!

The broccoli (off to the right) is STILL getting chomped by the little mices- they even ate a hole through that net to get in! I have now bought rat sak - I'm over it.  At least they have left the cabbages so far alone, the broccoli will grow side shoots if they are left alone but the cabbage are a one shot crop.  

Middle bed has peas, beans,…

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Added by Susan on July 5, 2018 at 19:00 — 4 Comments

Setting up

I have finally set up a possum exclusion area and wanting to make the most of it. Ideas on what is ideal to produce in Brisbane is appreciated. Used an old dog cage and have a raised bed and a bath tub based wicking bed. But I am new to BNE and would appreciate some help. Preference is for things that are multiple harvest and not too difficult to grow.

Added by Paul Meibusch on July 1, 2018 at 16:52 — 8 Comments

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