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Any winter harvest yet?

Post  Aussie Girl on 7/13/2010, 6:38 pm

Hi Everyone!

I was wondering if anybody has had any lovely winter vegi's yet?

I only started my garden in May so I have heaps of brocolli, cauli's & cabbage growing but no harvest yet.

I have got some lovely soft lettuce leaves & my cherry tomato from last spring is still fruiting like mad.

How are all your garden's going?
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Post  Ray'ssfg on 7/14/2010, 10:18 pm

Hi Aussie Girl,
Yes my winter garden is in full production.
I have silver beet, beetroot, spring onions, large cauliflower (my best ever) heaps of broccolli, raddish, cabbage, carrots, broad beans at flowering stage, picked 2 red tomatoes yesterday from my winter plants, spinach, lettuce.
I am into my 4th year of sfg and this is my best winter garden by far. I have improved my compost by mixing 5 different things and that seems to have made a difference.
I also put lime on each square as I planted which has improved the ph in the soil.
I now plant by the moon and intend to start of some of my spring seedlings next week when there is a full moon.
I ordered all my spring/summer seeds this week so looking forward to getting them as I have selected a lot of Heirloom varieties this year from Diggers.
I have about 30 squares composted and ready to plant with spring seeds.
I will try to upload a few pictures this weekend, madly busy with work and don't seem to get much time for photos at present.
Cheers Ray
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Post  Retired Member 1 on 7/14/2010, 11:17 pm

I'm jealous at hearing about all your winter veggies. It's midsummer here with temps 95-100F, so even the summer veggies have slowed down. I hope you get a really great harvest.

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Post  Aussie Girl on 7/14/2010, 11:50 pm

Hi Ray, your garden sounds wonderful, I can't wait to see pickys!

I'm glad you are using dirt too, I have added gypsum to help break up the clay.

I have started some compost bins but it takes sooooo long to break down. I add Blood & Bone under every seedling and then a fish wash every couple of weeks.

I have been reading about planting by the moon - just the basics like planting fruiting plants on the waxing moon & rooting crops on the waning. My problem is I'm too excited about the garden & as soon as the little seedlings are big enough I plant them out so I can start some more seeds.

Hopefully when my garden in 4 years old I will have learnt some patience.

Don't forget the photos, they are much more important than work!
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Winter and cauli's

Post  magicmalcs on 1/1/2011, 11:45 pm

Hi Ray

@Ray'ssfg wrote:
I have silver beet, beetroot, spring onions, large cauliflower (my best ever) heaps of broccolli, raddish, cabbage, carrots, broad beans at flowering stage, picked 2 red tomatoes yesterday from my winter plants, spinach, lettuce.
I am into my 4th year of sfg and this is my best winter garden by far. I have improved my compost by mixing 5 different things and that seems to have made a difference.
How do you get so much winter vegies. I was a bit lazy and only had two cauli's and one broccolli (pre sfg garden). I haven't really been into winter vegies so far.
My caulis got guite big, they almost flowered too late - one I think was in late Oct (or even Nov) about a month after the other one (planted together I think). I did have a lot of compost which helped their size I think.

The cauli's in Australia must be larger than american ones - they tend to recommend at least 45 or even up to 70 cm space between plants - bit to big for one square - might need 45 * 45, or even 4 squares (60*60).
What area do you use for them? What do the packets recommend.
Do you bend the leaves in to not take up the space?

Thanks
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