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What are you growing and harvesting now? 
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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
Apparently the bending of the stalks is to prevent the leaf growth and divert more growth into the bulbs ( so ive been told) Should be done closer to harvest (3-4 weeks?). Leeks should be covered in a similar way to celery to blanch the stalks which make them tastier but doubt they grow faster. A dose of potash toward the end of the growing season is supposed to be helpful in producing nice sized bulbs too.

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
Spinach and silverbeet, at this point. Tomatoes are done, although they are still hanging around, as we have a ton of them. I have a bulb fennel plant going too, and herbs.

I'll be putting in broad beans, peas, ruby red chard, and a variety of other goodies soon too.


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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
I know what you mean Saabman. I especially find that with seedlings. They seem to sprout and then just sit there with their two little leaves doing nothing. Don't know what I'm doing wrong :( It gets so frustrating that I lose interest LOL!

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
I'm glad to say that the hungry gap is over !


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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
been eating broccoli, but that's finished now. kale has been good, the chooks and ducks have been getting that too. Celery, Warrigal spinach, perennial leeks. I have two plaits of nice fat garlic. I have growing tomatoes, more kale, pumpkins, eggplant, capsicum & cabbage but these are only small yet so still some waiting to do on those. I picked and ate my first and only cherry :lol: and have apricots and peaches developing (also first time fruit.) There were some plums but these have dropped (or been knocked) off or something so perhaps next year. My trees have only been in 12-18 months so pleased I have some fruit at all.

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
Wow the berries & the garlic look great!
We are only harvesting leeks, lettuce & artichokes at the moment!
Waiting on some apricots to ripen up but a bit of a bad year for us this year, missed the best planting times for many of the summer crops :(

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
That garlic is very impressive indeed - far better than mine.

We have beans and zucchini coming out our ears plus a few tomatoes and cucumbers but the erratic weather seems to be knocking most things around - we've had almost 40 one day and then 18 the next.


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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
I forgot to mention the potatoes, but the bit of grubbing I have done to date has proved disappointing so I am not holding my breath for a big crop.

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Post Re: What are you growing and harvesting now?
wow thats a great haul of garlic :thumbright

my takings this year has been ,imited to a bowl of strawberries and a about dozen garlic bulbs.

BUT We have just boughgt a new house and there is three raised vegie beds with a number of tomatoe plantsheavily loaded and starting to ripen.
a bed of spinach and a zuchini plant :puker:
and some letuce going to seed :lol:

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SCORE!

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