Category Archives: Autumn Planting

Saturday Spotlight (On Sunday) – ‘Long Pod’ Broad Beans

I have a large raised bed which is close to the rear of my North facing house.  In summer, when the sun is high in the sky, this bed is my sunniest as it gets shade from next door’s Eucalypts slightly later … Continue reading

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Allium pain

When I was growing up we always had a veggie garden, although I have very little recollection about what was grown in it.  Tomatoes I remember, and silver-beet and carrots, but not much else.  What I’m almost certain of is it … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Sunday – Kipfler Potatoes

I planted a few Kipfler potatoes this week.  I think they are my favourite potato variety to grow (although Dutch Cream comes a very close second).  The reasons I love Kipfler are three fold. They are quick – they mature … Continue reading

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Planting garlic

I seem to have reached a height of disorganisation of late.  I’m doing quite a bit of volunteering at my daughter’s school which is eating into my gardening time.  I don’t resent it as I’m enjoying it and it is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Growing Garlic

I’ve learnt a lot about growing garlic this year….well at least I think I’ve learnt a lot.  Previously I’ve always just grown one variety of garlic which generally did OK for me.  This year though I decided to branch out and try some … Continue reading

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