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Eggplants and carrots grow well in a Watersaver Garden

Posted by Alan Singleton on

I am flat out at the moment building gardens but thought I would show some photos of a couple of plants that do well in my gardens. I bought the eggplants as established seedlings but almost always use seeds for the carrots. Occasionally if I see a punnet stacked with carrots I snap It up. Just wash (swirl around) the seedlings in a bucket of water to separate them. I can get fifty carrots out of a punnet this way. Yes, I know I’m tight.

 

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Uncle Basil

Posted by Alan Singleton on

I just love Uncle Basil. It will go with so many dishes and is worth a try to left any meal out of the ho hum brigade. I start with an established plant as soon as the frost is finished and then grow from seed. We also have a Thai Basil which I don’t like as much but it gives us an alternative in winter.

 

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What lime tree to buy

Posted by Alan Singleton on

I am certainly no expert on citrus but I can tell you that the Tahitian Lime my daughter planted about five years ago has been just brilliant. She was reacting to having to pay a dollar each for limes to put in her Corona.

It has been prolific but best of all gives us limes almost all year round. I give it plenty of water and some sulphate of potash occasionally. I have pruned it severely a couple of times but that was more about keeping it to a manageable size. The pruning did not bother it at all. So if you are looking for a lime to grow in a temperate area like Toowoomba the Tahitian is the way to go.

 

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What to plant in September - Get in early!

Posted by Henry Singleton on

At last it’s starting to warm up. I have been getting my gardens ready for spring. I planted some ‘green manure’ a while ago and have dug that in and added some good compost with plenty of worms.

 

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Garlic - the best cash crop

Posted by Alan Singleton on

It’s coming close to harvest for my beautiful garlic. This is the third year I have used this garden for garlic so next year I will give it a break. I think I will put in a hundred next planting, I just can’t get enough of it.

 

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