View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:22 am



Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Handy hints for your veggie garden 
Author Message
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 3:44 pm
Posts: 3803
Location: Gundaroo NSW/ACT
Post Handy hints for your veggie garden
This is for people to provide their top tips for growing veggies :)

_________________
Shire Horses, Dexter Cattle,Dorper Sheep, Large Black Pigs & Barnevelder Chickens
Darkmoor Shire Horse Stud http://www.darkmoor.com.au


Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:50 pm
Profile WWW
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 3:44 pm
Posts: 3803
Location: Gundaroo NSW/ACT
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
I'll start things off :)
I think the best thing you can do if your keen on gardening is to have a compost system to ensure that your household food scraps get put to good use, last season I half filled one bed with the contents of our compost heap & the growth in that bed was at least 20% better than the others.

_________________
Shire Horses, Dexter Cattle,Dorper Sheep, Large Black Pigs & Barnevelder Chickens
Darkmoor Shire Horse Stud http://www.darkmoor.com.au


Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:52 pm
Profile WWW
Green Thumb
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:56 pm
Posts: 829
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
These are our hints that we follow:

- always rotate beds
- compainion planting, flowers do have there place, with no bees you have no veggies
- never use nasty chemicals, no matter how bad it seems it will only get worse if you kill all the good bugs as well. There is always another way, you just might not have found it yet, so use your imagination to solve the problem naturally
- treat the soil not the plant

_________________
Caz Gardening
A selection of gardening articles
http://www.cazgardening.blogspot.com


Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:46 pm
Profile
Enthusiastic Gardner
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 3:16 pm
Posts: 420
Location: canberra
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
i have plenty, this one is always used. :D
always pot bound your tomatoes, then put a banana skin in the bottom of the planting hole.
they like potasium. ;)

_________________
"You could trace every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency."
quote from two times Nobel Laureate, Dr Linus Pauling


Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:50 pm
Profile
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 10:30 pm
Posts: 883
Location: gold coast
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Water deeply as it will encourage root growth down to cooler soil tempatures and small seedlings will not dry out as quickly!

_________________
Tracey :D
Peace of mind..peace of heart..peace of soul


Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:12 pm
Profile
Sprout

Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:04 pm
Posts: 31
Location: Brisbane South
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Instead of spending money on Jiffy Pot or Grow Blocks, I re-use toilet paper roll.

With one end fold in, I fill the roll up with mixture of compost / seed raising mix / worm casting, what ever is available at the time, fill it up, pack it in.. I than sit the filled toilet roll in worm pee... I leave it there until all the soil have all the liquid it can hold...

I than stick the seed in (one or two) the tube for those that can be sow directly into the ground I put it directly into the ground, using the mulch to cover the seed... no need to water them in, as the tube will be nice and moist.. with correct spacing, no thinning out either.. every seeds become productive, no wastage

For those need to be in the seed tray, I put them in the hot house, wait for it to get to true leaves.. than stick the whole thing into the ground.. no root shock..


Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:24 pm
Profile
Green Thumb

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:01 pm
Posts: 904
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
nice work JOJO :thumbright .I've been busy eating prunes all winter to get lots of toilet roll cardboard for spring planting myself :)

Welcome to the forum also. Dont forget to tell us a bit about yourself in the members thread and add a location to your profile so you can connect with others in your area.
G.


Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:29 pm
Profile
Forum Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 10:30 pm
Posts: 883
Location: gold coast
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Gizzy wrote:
nice work JOJO :thumbright .I've been busy eating prunes all winter to get lots of toilet roll cardboard for spring planting myself
G.

:lol:

_________________
Tracey :D
Peace of mind..peace of heart..peace of soul


Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:06 pm
Profile
Sprout

Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:17 pm
Posts: 32
Location: N. Tas
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Poo, poo and more poo, you just cant beat it. Some of the best stuff we ever got was from a friends dairy, what got scraped off the floor after the cows had been milked. We dont bother growing anything over winter, instead we let the chooks on the veggie patch to dig in straw and poo for us. And I also make poo tea. Put a heap of poo in a big bucket of water, give it a good stir every day. After a week or two when it has rotted down into slug it is ready to use. I fill a watering can one quarter tea and the rest water. I use a strainer from the $2 shop to strain out the big particles when filling the watering can other wise the rose gets blocked.


Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:18 pm
Profile
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 5:57 pm
Posts: 1685
Post Re: Handy hints for your veggie garden
Excellent ideas all round. Must now inform everyone in the house to save toilet rolls.


Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:03 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.