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Jane's Blog – May 2010 Archive (2)

Garden visit

Big day tomorrow, my garden is open for our local Organic & Seed Savers group, hope the rain holds off.

Things a bit late this year but we are eating our own greens for salads, radish, cherry tomatoes ,few long beans still, plenty of pumpkin & sweet potato, & am still experimenting with the arrowroot crop. I spotted my first zuccini this am, beetroot soon but the carrots will be awhile, should soon have heas on the chinese broccoli. Just wish we could grow these crops all…

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Added by Jane on May 28, 2010 at 18:11 — 7 Comments

CQ Garden

After spending the months of Feb/March in WA, the garden was a jungle.

Two months of rain in Central Qld, things grew which had be strugling for years & grass was sky high.

The veg patch was a mass of pumpkin vines but long beans also surviving. Now planting up for the winter, everthing - beans, peas, lettuce all the cole crops, beetroot & carrots.

Even though I have gardened in the same spot for 30 years the heavy rain had ruined the soil structure in several places,… Continue

Added by Jane on May 18, 2010 at 18:17 — 3 Comments

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