Starting A Late Garden

Postby lubie on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:07pm

so I've been home a couple of days now - there's a big plot of land out the side of my flat that I've decided to turn into a vege garden. It'll be mostly veges and herbs.
Here's a list of stuff i'm thinking about putting down - do other people garden? What's a good late summer / winter crop to put down?
veges - potatoes, beans, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, radishes, lettuce
herbs - sage, chives, garlic chives, parsley, dill, corriander, basil, bay, rosemary

some of the herbs I already have but others i'm going to need to get, so if anyone has any they'd like to donate, i'm not gonna say no :)
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Postby Bigfoot on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:09pm

lettuce and radish should be realy good because they grow fast... its not like you guys get frost anyway :p
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Re: Starting A Late Garden

Postby wachtourak on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:09pm

lubie wrote:herbs


Trust you.







I'm going to grow some chillis.






If I remember right from helping out in the vege garden when I was little, potatos are a bit harder to grow than the other stuff you have listed. You could grow some cucumbers too.
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Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:10pm

PM Mrs Alma G: she is the gardening guru....

also she designs them for a living....
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Postby pissface on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:20pm

ask at a gardening shop?also the library would have a number of gardening magazines, and i bet there will be a recent issue with a feature article on "getting a late garden in"
etc :)
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Re: Starting A Late Garden

Postby lubie on Tue 10/Jan/06 2:22pm

wachtourak wrote:
lubie wrote:herbs

Trust you.

shuddup dick.

wachtourak wrote: I'm going to grow some chillis.
If I remember right from helping out in the vege garden when I was little, potatos are a bit harder to grow than the other stuff you have listed. You could grow some cucumbers too.

Chillis! wicked.
Potatoes are like the EASIEST thing ever to grow - you can never get rid of them once they're in.

not sure that the chillies and cucumbers would like the plot - i've been monitering sun all day and it's been dappled to shady for most of the day. gutted.
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Re: Starting A Late Garden

Postby |ncary on Tue 10/Jan/06 3:50pm

lubie wrote:
wachtourak wrote:
lubie wrote:herbs

Trust you.

shuddup dick.



:eh: whats he talking about lubz?
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Postby fox on Tue 10/Jan/06 3:56pm

I always found beans grow fairly decently in my old house.
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Postby scatter on Tue 10/Jan/06 4:40pm

From my trusty Yates book:

"this is the time to plant out cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, silverbeet and spinach"

Things like cucumbers, garlic, onions, potatoes and tomatos are ready for harvesting now, so you've probably missed the boat on that one.

Our next door neighbour has the most amazing vege garden, it's so prolific that he's always bringing stuff over :thumbsup:
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Postby Tama on Tue 10/Jan/06 4:52pm

Bigfoot wrote:lettuce and radish should be realy good because they grow fast... its not like you guys get frost anyway :p

What's a "frost"? :eh:
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Postby bugle on Tue 10/Jan/06 4:55pm

I planted tatos a couple of weeks ago and they are going off

Brocolli, calui and cabbage went in today

strawbs, radish, cucumber, silverbeatm mint, chives, parsley, black currants and rubarb are going well
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Postby lubie on Tue 10/Jan/06 5:39pm

scatter wrote:From my trusty Yates book:

"this is the time to plant out cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, silverbeet and spinach"

sweet! potatoes were re-located, silverbeet and spinach will probably go in this weekend if I can find seedlings. definitely want some winter broccolli though and lettuces i'll grab seeds from a supermarket or some such.

:)
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Postby Bigfoot on Tue 10/Jan/06 5:40pm

Tama wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:lettuce and radish should be realy good because they grow fast... its not like you guys get frost anyway :p

What's a "frost"? :eh:


when it gets all cold out, water actually goes from being a liquid to a solid :0
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Postby Datsane on Tue 10/Jan/06 5:59pm

lubie wrote:
scatter wrote:From my trusty Yates book:

"this is the time to plant out cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, silverbeet and spinach"

sweet! potatoes were re-located, silverbeet and spinach will probably go in this weekend if I can find seedlings. definitely want some winter broccolli though and lettuces i'll grab seeds from a supermarket or some such.

:)
Since your growing your own trying those fancy lettuces, as you can just pick acouple of leaves or the whole thing.

What about bloody tomatos :angry:
It will be alittle late for somethings tho seed packets tell you when and went you can't plant.
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Postby lubie on Tue 10/Jan/06 6:11pm

it's way too late for tomatoes!! Tomatoes need to be planted in like August so they ripen over the summer. if I plant them now, they'll just rot.
Plenty of practice growing tomatoes in wellington.
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