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My winter Garden 2012 
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Post My winter Garden 2012
I thought if I started a post about it, that it might motivate me to keep going on the veggie patch over winter :)
No pictures yet, but we spent all of Sunday finally working on our Veggie patch, so far planted we have artichokes, bulb fennel, silver beet, english spinach, spring onions, leeks, lettuce of various kinds & lots of sugar snap and snow peas.
I'll get some pictures of the effort up tomorrow, but i'm hoping that my friendly garden helpers and weeding team (the ducks) have made the beds lots more fertile due to their effort!

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Mon May 14, 2012 5:19 pm
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Sounds like a great start and a good plan Cai.

I've been planing to plant a huge tay of bunnings sad plants (mostly herbs and veg) in a spare old wheelbarrow for over a month now. Lets see if I can beat you too some completed photo's 8-)

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Mon May 14, 2012 8:29 pm
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Post Re: My winter Garden 2012
Good on ya guys and gals - my garden has descended into a mass of weeds :(

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Mon May 14, 2012 9:11 pm
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I grabbed some pictures this morning excuse the frost however it was rather nippy this morning.
The main garden bed
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The lettuce & pea bed
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My garden helpers
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Tue May 15, 2012 10:46 am
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Thats loking great cai,

Im too ashamed of my efforts at the moment :o

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Looking very good! I'm behind in my winter garden, alas. But I'm hoping to catch up.


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*sigh* yes I really must get into the garden this weekend. My Broad Ripple Yellow Currant cherry tomatoes have taken over 2 beds. It's a bit of a mess really and no doubt all that fallen fruit is attracting fruit fly :( I've tried to get the ducks and chickens interested in these beds but they don't seem confident enough to come into the garden for some reason. That will be until I have some nice new seedlings in of course, then they'll get in there and strip it bare!

My beans are all getting too seedy to pick so I'll let them go to seed for next year. I've had no luck starting any seeds over the past few months. The strawbs, asparagus and rubarb has been over run by weeds ... Ugh! I've got some work ahead :(

Probably time to trim back my raspberries (so impressed with my haul of berries). Will pull my cabbages that have been eaten down to stalks by caterpillars. Must remember to put some netting over new seedlings if I can ever get anything to sprout.

Just wondering what everyone's systems are for raising seeds? Do you hand water or have an irrigation type system? I think my biggest problem is that my little pots dry out too quickly. Are they kept in a greenhouse or polytunnel or just in a sheltered spot?

Anyway, hopefully I'll be able to get some work done in the garden soon so I can post some pics :D

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Thu May 17, 2012 7:58 am
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For seeds I was using a punets kept in a plastic container in the laundry. But found direct sowing worked better.

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:thumbright Cai and Em ... very very inspiring.

My sad plants are looking just a little .... sadder.....must plant them :scratch tomorrow :)

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How did you Go J??

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