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What are you growing and harvesting now? 
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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
The passionfruit has gone wild this year (the roots must have hit the cat, buried in that spot several years ago :o ) Thanks Cybil Puss.
Not ready to harvest yet but it's going to be a bumper crop. The neighbours are thrilled it's grown over the fence and up their tree, we're all good for sharing. :thumbright
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It's growing very nicely over the chooks shelter too.
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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
But by law it's your fruit. They are only entitled to pass it back over the fence to you...don't forget to thank them when they do!!!!

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
well haven't had a lot of time or enthusiasm for gardening with all thats been going on.
I've had seedlings sprouting and growing in along the hallway windows for months, but every time I went to plant out- something more important distracted me......
early efforts were thwarted by chooks and wildlife- who knew that shinglebacks love lettuce just as much as they love cat biscuits....
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in the end everyone got their fill- even the cat....
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but pleased I made an effort to plant out my kitchen courtyard again in november.....
um, are cat biscuits ok for shinglebacks to munch on? they seem to love the dog biscuits as well- but go mad for these salty fishy ones....must be like potato crisps for lizards.....


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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
and have been eating lots of silverbeet, wild rocket (didn't notice the bugs on it till I saw this photo- my eyesight is going) and spring onion and basil- great in omelettes (getting more than 30 eggs a day) on pizza and lasagna


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the beetroot is doing really well- have harvested weekly since beginning of december now...



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pulled up a lovely bunch of beetroot

this variety is '' Forno"- supposed to be a longer tubular shape but only one was true to that shape.
I feel sure there must have been a mix of different seeds among it, because some leaves are very dark red right through and some quite lime green. and the ones with green leaves are a different looking beet top poking through....we'll see- I like vege suprises!!

a lighter coloured bulb than bulls blood or other heritage varieties after cooking but cooked up evenly and has a very delicious flavour. Add some fresh parsely, chives, beans and quinoa and this will be dinner!
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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
We would be growing and harvesting a lot more if I could stop our pesky white leghorn pullets from bombing into the garden and having a fun time scratching!!!!

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
Cai wrote:
We would be growing and harvesting a lot more if I could stop our pesky white leghorn pullets from bombing into the garden and having a fun time scratching!!!!


ditto, only it is Peter Pan the big fat lamb eating plants down to the ground here :evil:

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