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Down here in Melb we've had a remarkably warm week or so, following on from some very heavy rain. Things have dried up fairly quickly, not that I'm anticipating it to stay that way. However I am not far off putting in my first bed of raspberries - friday I hope.

Also plenty of blossoms on the stone fruit tree's and the baby figs are starting to grow. I never knew figs grew without flowering first :scratch but now I do.

How are you all going with your spring planting plans or idea's?

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Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:46 pm
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Post Re: This years spring crop.
The flower is inside the fruit, you will see a small hole where the insects can get in to pollinate. Once pollinated the real fruit will develop.

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Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 am
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Hopefully there is few answers because your all out working in the garden ;) .

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Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:49 am
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Post Re: This years spring crop.
Hi Guys,

All the seedlings (lettuce, tomato, capsicum, brassicas, corn etc) are currently in the sun room and I'll let them grow a couple more weeks before putting them out. Will plant the cucurbit seeds and potatoes direct. Got a few things to try from seed which I haven't had success with before :scratch - parsnips, leeks and celery. We'll see how they go.

I'm hoping the jostaberries, gooseberries, raspberries and blackberries which were planted last year will start fruiting this season. When we moved a couple years ago we managed only one crop of raspberries - it's definitely the one thing I've been holding out for! Probably a bit of a wait on the red currants though.

Hoping the warmer weather stays so there's an early start to the season... :thumbright

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ChookFarmer


Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:09 pm
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At ill way to erratic in the emp department to do anything serious here yet.
Got spinach, lettuce and rocket still going from winter.

The garlic is coming along nicely and some of the bulbs have started flowering.

Most of the fruit trees have flowered and somehow the flowers arecsurviving the wind so should get some fruit this year.

Lamb marking this weekend so little time for the garden at the moment.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:06 pm
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ChookFarmer wrote:
Hi Guys,

When we moved a couple years ago we managed only one crop of raspberries - it's definitely the one thing I've been holding out for!
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Our Raspberries did well at first then went downhill, I'm thinking not enough water although it could have been the dogs. I stand in the garden eating them off the bush, one day I went inside for a few minutes when I came back out Ifind my dog licking the raspberries off she had been watching me and was copying - intelligent animal. I learnt my lesson with the Blueberries I only pick them when the dogs aren't looking.

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