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*sigh*

Honestly, there’s no point in being anything but resigned to reality. The painful truth is that critters like home-grown vegetables. My garden had a good pest-free run. It had been ages since a possum raided my avocado tree or a … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Lessons

I’ve been experimenting with growing sweet corn based on the American Indian method of planting corn, climbing beans and squash together (the “Three Sisters“). I think it worked but I’ll tweak it a little next year. Problem 1: All the … Continue reading

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Beer Batter Squash Flowers

There’s a prolific wild squash plant growing in (and out of) one of my garden beds. The squash have been rotting before they seem ready and the plant is a nuisance so yesterday Frank started hacking it back. As he … Continue reading

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Unstoppable Squash

I planted some sweet¬†corn at the end of September last year and I put some zucchini seedlings in the same bed at the same time. Then events overtook me and I wasn’t around to see their progress. When I cam … Continue reading

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Snack Food

Today on my garden walk I found a tasty harvest (the first orange of the season). This orange was enjoyed overnight by what I’m guessing was a local possum. When the parrots go for the citrus they tend to poke … Continue reading

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Winter growth

It’s squash hatching time in the garden. Everything that hasn’t been devoured by aphids or killed by leaf mould is starting to produce tiny fruits. Flowers started appearing a couple of weeks ago but they were all males and no … Continue reading

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Planting out the cukes & zucchini

The seedlings are bursting out of their tray. Well at least the cucumbers and zucchini are. I decided those had to be planted out today because a) they really are getting too big for the little tray and b) the … Continue reading

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Wild Squash

This squash vine (jap pumpkin?) grew all on its own in what I’ve been calling the strawberry bed. It is a voracious grower and seems to have no pests or mould (unlike whatever I plant with TLC). I thought it … Continue reading

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