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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Speaking of pumpkins, the smaller varieties are suitable for cool and temperate climate that don't have long, hot summer. Like the Golden Nugget or even this variety ...

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It's called Small Sugar. Tried to grow it last year for the 1st time and succeeded. Took 5 months though to harvest 13 (lucky number!) fruits from 5 seeds (100% germination) sown directly on the ground, in mounds of course. Not as fleshy/meaty as others but its rockmelon size is perfect to feed singles or couples. I still have 3 left so definitely a good keeper. It's marketed by The Little Vegie Patch Company which I'm not associated in any way.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:45 pm 
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I love all sorts of pumpkins :o

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Thank you for the reminder that I need to order more horseradish. Apparently my mother loves it fresh but finds it hard to buy. "Taking over the joint" is NOT an issue here ...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Today planted some tumeric tubers. Have no idea if the will do OK here but plan to give them a try and see. Might help my memory improve :hiding

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Tumeric needs a warm summer and dies back in winter anyway. It does fine in SEQld.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Treat it like ginger, needs a good amount of water and if you can mulch with a thick layer of sawdust it grows up into it and helps deter nematodes.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Thanks
I will cover it and see how it goes.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:41 pm 
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Time to plant your ginger now too if you like it! :-D

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:08 am 
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redjohanna wrote:
Today planted some tumeric tubers. Have no idea if they will do OK here but plan to give them a try and see. Might help my memory improve :hiding
so how is the tumeric growing going redjohanna? i have just been given some and am about to plant it out since we have had some rain overnight. i will use some sawdust too.
thank you andrewschooks for the bulbs/corms/seeds.

plus if it assists memory, i hope i remember to eat it. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:16 am 
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Nothing came up Grabby as yet. I checked the tubers for any growth and minimal budding happening. It has been cold here though. The tubers are not rotted so I shall wait and see.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:44 am 
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good to know i have not missed the tumeric boat for Victoria this year then. :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Grabby you had rain, lucky ducks, we haven't had a drop this week, some nice clouds but nothing in them for us. Desperately dry.

All I grew on Cackles' original list are purple-podded peas, and horseradish. Have to say the peas are not nearly as lovely eating as the green bush-peas. And the green peas are still going nicely, whereas the purple podders have finished cropping, dried and died.

Red-letter weekend for us, after two years found an easier way to collect pony poo than with rake shovel and wheelbarrow and two hours a day, mission impossible. This is the most fabulous little thingey, unlike the unaffordable $5000 motor driven manure vacuums, which are quite hard work to use. This is like an old-fashioned manual carpet sweeper, four geared brushes fill the collector, it tows behind a mower (or car, or whatever) and is easily emptied.

Here it is, my little life-saver just ten minutes work, and half a dozen stacks all ready for the compost heap.
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Trailer is loaded to take to the stack. And Ben wants to know where it's going and what's in it for him.

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Now if only there was a little machine that would clean out the chook pens easily.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:48 am 
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I'm in Melb and my galangal grows all over my place like a weed... Even to the point where it flowers too. Lemon grass has no issues at our place too.. Might be due to the location being frost protected.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:47 am 
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These are snake beans, the ones I grow are a dwarf form that is self supporting & therefore does not need a trellis to grow on. They are really productive in hot weather. Provided you pick them regularly, the beans are sweet and tender.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:51 am 
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Cavollo Nero, very productive and pretty handy. We either eat it finely sliced in a salad (with a tahini-mirin dressing) or in a stir fry.

These plants are about two and a half years old. They seem to go on and on for years in Brisbane without ever flowering.


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