All the veggies are in I read in a mag the other day that now was the time to put in Tomatoes so I have got a few cherries going I thought it would be to cold for them with winter on its way I do have some sweet potatoes still in the ground and seem to be ok I put in a few red flowering beans and there up they call them the 7 year bean each year they spring up again and they like the cold weather the rest of this patch is full of winter bits a few salad bits I did manage to get hold of a few seeds of a cauliflower that grows to 500 wide and will go over the 2KG mark the plant is huge but it has no centre yet how are you all going now we have had a bit of the wet stuff Trev
Our seedlings are all growing madly since the rain and then the following sun. The garlic are growing before our eyes. Hubby really notices it as he goes to work Monday morning and comes home Thursday night. I dont think ours are quite as big as yours Trev, they haven't been in for that long. We have cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, garlic, leeks, red, brown and white onions, broad beans, about 3 different sorts or peas, 1 grows to about 2meters, herbs, lettuce, raddichio (sp?), green and red cabbages, rhubarb and I think thats about it for now!
Post by stephenkristie on May 23, 2011 21:24:48 GMT 8
I'm trying the same thing with a few different toms. You can actually get winter tomatoes they will take 2-3 weeks to germinate but they will just have a smaller harvest about 40% of a summer crop. Zucchinis will go now so will sugar peas and beans carrots beetroot and radish are a good quick crop to grow while your waiting for the broc and cauli sprout and mature. Perth as in the tiny metro is actually sub tropical according to diggers club. ?? weird i know so you can get away with growing a little differently just watch the frost. I find germinating under lights then planting out is best. good luck
I got this info from a gardening magazine Gardening Australia. I have tried a few times before and lost out to bad weather the frost kills everything accept winter veggies, so when I red this I thought it has to be worth one more go. My sweet potatoes are still growing, then we have not had a frost yet. I wonder if they know how cold it gets out this way. I hate the cold so I hibernate as much as I can I have a job to walk sometimes with all the layers I have on. ;D ;D ;D Trev
Trev, I'm jealous! My vegie patch is 2 inches under sand now after that shocking wind yesterday and we haven't had enough rain to wash it off yet! Here's hoping it pelts down today?! The only thing growing apart from mintweed is my herbs which are protected around the back of the house and they are going gangbusters. I doubled my plantings this year and so glad I did. Tomatoes in winter around here is a lucky dip - we cop ripper frosts anywhere from May to October it seems. Our tomatoes go well under the verandah with heaps of sun and elevated up on plant stands. Not just to protect them from the frosts but Jap bantams as well! Husband not impressed by getting potting mix flung at him by little chickens when he goes out to put his boots on of a morning! Hope you have a great growing season.
We are the same with tomatoes, the frost gets the buggers every time, that's why I gave up on them this time of year.[ I have to say the seeds have hatched and I have young tomatoes in the tray, now its up to them if they get larger before there attacked I will cover them and keep the elements away and give them a fighting chance. It got that hot this year that the mint gave up on us, and that stuff is hard to kill. Its toes came up and that was that. Cant blame hubbie for getting upset nothing worse than having grit in your boots, except having a centipede in them without knowing it. MOH found that out this year never have I seen her move so fast ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D good on her Trev
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