One of the Clemson Spineless Okra plants developed an Aphid infestation. First I squirted the Aphids with fly spray (I use that to kill Asian Geckoes) and all I did was kill the leaves. The Aphids returned and thrived - what a surprise!
I assume that the little white things are the larval skins of the Aphids ... in the photos below, does…Continue
Above 18/07/11 - winter.
Recently bought my first native bee hive from Ingrid at City Chicks (ex Nambour Show) and am very excited to have them in the garden at last, as it's long been on my wish list.…Continue
Where do I start?
I'm into my second year of growing edibles in the backyard (pretty much growing anything really). I started with simple asian greens in styrofoam boxes in the mini-greenhouse and slowly added pots, edging to separate lawn from growing beds, wire for climbers and raised garden beds.
It's been a good learning experience. And a big thank you to the friendly people on this site in helping my knowledge along.
So what I have got going at this time of year?…Continue
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Time to get the Strawberry runners ready to grow on. This year I am ready even if they are not quite yet. The plants, Redlands Joy, are just about finished flowering and fruiting and most are sending out their runners.
I plant the runners into pots so they can root into the pot without my having to wrench them out of the ground. When they are rooted, I cut off the runner and get the new Strawberry plants ready for planting. It should take the next couple of months for them to…Continue
I have a heap of seedlings needing to be planted (thanks to Addy for supplying the seed some time ago).
I'll have to have a look into this plant again as I'm really not sure where to plant them. How big does the plant grow? Is it heavy? Is it annual or perennial?…Continue
Tackled Bed 2 yesterday very early before the heat got too bad - pulled out the remaining carrots (all very long and thin, slightly chewed at the top - snail?rat? but usable), and used the celery as green matter (never did grow big…Continue