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Canopy /Trellis just the ticket for tomatoes in SE Qld.

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Janine recently purchased a garden and canopy/trellis. The jiggling she refers to is what is required for heirloom varieties of tomatoes if you cover them with one of my fruit fly nets. Hi Alan, Just thought would let you know I grew tomatoes very successfully under the canopy net which is helpful in SE Qld. I gave the flowers a daily jiggle to pollinate, it really only took a few minutes each day. Regards, Jannine

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Home Grown Garlic

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I plant my garlic early so I can harvest in time to replant the gardens with spring crops. A good winter crop, saves buying at $40 a kilo and it keeps! All it needs is plenty of compost and some organic soil conditioner. Gardeners tend to avoid it because it takes six months to grow but in my gardens it is just a matter of plant and forgot during the winter months. This lot will keep us going for a while.

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All grown on recycled laundry water

Posted by Alan Singleton on

A couple of photos from my garden this morning. A lot of gardeners are interested in saving water. These veggies are grown on 100% recycled laundry water (apparently it doesn't rain in Toowoomba any more). Broadbeans, Lettuce and Silverbeet

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New House: New Gardens

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David has just moved in to his new house in Brisbane. Part of the planning was these three large gardens. They look great and will provide lots of veggies with minimum effort.

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Worms Anyone

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There is nothing more exciting to write about than earth worms. Did you know they have three to five hearts, no lungs, both male and female organs and can produce 1500 babies in 12 months?Your 1/4 acre plot could be home to 300,000 worms and your garden needs them. They break down organic matter into plant friendly nutrients and move them around the garden. Their movement also helps aerate and loosen the soil.Worried about your lack of worms? My 30 litre bags of ‘wormpost’ will solve that little problem (if your local).

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