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I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today. The local guru on the
gardening show says that Spring planting in this cold clime are better than
Autumn plantings.

My garlics are doign well but my lettuces are sulking.

I've started a new herb bed, right near the back door (as it should be and
never has been since we've been here really).

The weather is cold but I can see signs of Spring. It will be a blessing
when it gets here.



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FarmI wrote:
I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today. The local guru on the
gardening show says that Spring planting in this cold clime are
better than Autumn plantings.

My garlics are doign well but my lettuces are sulking.

I've started a new herb bed, right near the back door (as it should
be and never has been since we've been here really).

The weather is cold but I can see signs of Spring. It will be a
blessing when it gets here.


My asparagus is already shooting, which is quite weird because it doesn't
usually start until the start of September and it has not been that warm
this year.

David

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FarmI wrote:
I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today. The local guru on the
gardening show says that Spring planting in this cold clime are
better than Autumn plantings.

My garlics are doign well but my lettuces are sulking.

I've started a new herb bed, right near the back door (as it should
be and never has been since we've been here really).

The weather is cold but I can see signs of Spring. It will be a
blessing when it gets here.


My asparagus is already shooting, which is quite weird because it doesn't
usually start until the start of September and it has not been that warm
this year.

David

I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up, but it
looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed. I also tried
Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet. So far none of them
have come up. I think I'll stick to buying Yates - at least you get enough
seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing well.
Cheers,
Dan.


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Dan wrote:
"David Hare-Scott" wrote in message
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FarmI wrote:
I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today. The local guru on
the gardening show says that Spring planting in this cold clime are
better than Autumn plantings.

My garlics are doign well but my lettuces are sulking.

I've started a new herb bed, right near the back door (as it should
be and never has been since we've been here really).

The weather is cold but I can see signs of Spring. It will be a
blessing when it gets here.


My asparagus is already shooting, which is quite weird because it
doesn't usually start until the start of September and it has not
been that warm this year.

David

I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up,
but it looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed.


I have never tried them.

I
also tried Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet.
So far none of them have come up.


Where are you? What is the temperature like at the moment? It may be too
cold for them to germinate. Pumpkins are a warm season crop, you would
normally not put them in the ground until after the last frost and the
ground has warmed up.

I think I'll stick to buying Yates
- at least you get enough seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing well.
Cheers,
Dan.


You aren't in Tasmania then.

David

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Dan wrote:
"David Hare-Scott" wrote in message
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FarmI wrote:
I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today. The local guru on
the gardening show says that Spring planting in this cold clime are
better than Autumn plantings.

My garlics are doign well but my lettuces are sulking.

I've started a new herb bed, right near the back door (as it should
be and never has been since we've been here really).

The weather is cold but I can see signs of Spring. It will be a
blessing when it gets here.

My asparagus is already shooting, which is quite weird because it
doesn't usually start until the start of September and it has not
been that warm this year.

David

I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up,
but it looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed.


I have never tried them.

I
also tried Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet.
So far none of them have come up.


Where are you? What is the temperature like at the moment? It may be too
cold for them to germinate. Pumpkins are a warm season crop, you would
normally not put them in the ground until after the last frost and the
ground has warmed up.

I think I'll stick to buying Yates
- at least you get enough seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing well.
Cheers,
Dan.


You aren't in Tasmania then.

David

Hi David,
I'm in Atherton, on Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns in far North
Queensland. Winter is our main vegy growing season. Summer the bugs eat
everything unless you use poisons which I try to avoid.
Cheers,
Dan




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Dan wrote:
I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up,
but it looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed.


I have never tried them.

I
also tried Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet.
So far none of them have come up.


Where are you? What is the temperature like at the moment? It may
be too cold for them to germinate. Pumpkins are a warm season crop,
you would normally not put them in the ground until after the last
frost and the ground has warmed up.

I think I'll stick to buying Yates
- at least you get enough seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing
well. Cheers,
Dan.


Try Diggers Club and Eden Seeds for internet mail order. You will get a
much wider range than Yates.


You aren't in Tasmania then.

David

Hi David,
I'm in Atherton, on Atherton Tablelands, west of Cairns in far North
Queensland. Winter is our main vegy growing season. Summer the bugs
eat everything unless you use poisons which I try to avoid.
Cheers,
Dan


Have you tried net cages to keep out the bugs?

David


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On 28/07/10 13:05, David Hare-Scott wrote:
Dan wrote:
I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up,
but it looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed.

I have never tried them.

I
also tried Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet.
So far none of them have come up.

Where are you? What is the temperature like at the moment? It may
be too cold for them to germinate. Pumpkins are a warm season crop,
you would normally not put them in the ground until after the last
frost and the ground has warmed up.

I think I'll stick to buying Yates
- at least you get enough seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing
well. Cheers,
Dan.


Try Diggers Club and Eden Seeds for internet mail order. You will get a
much wider range than Yates.


Or www.greenharvest.com.au

Most of these are heirloom seeds too.

would be worth saving your own seed, picking out the ones that are more
bug resistant.
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On 28/07/10 13:05, David Hare-Scott wrote:
Dan wrote:
I put in some asparagus peas for the first time. Some thing came up,
but it looks like no peas I've ever seen - looks more like pigweed.

I have never tried them.

I
also tried Baby Bear pumpkins. There were four seeds in the packet.
So far none of them have come up.

Where are you? What is the temperature like at the moment? It may
be too cold for them to germinate. Pumpkins are a warm season crop,
you would normally not put them in the ground until after the last
frost and the ground has warmed up.

I think I'll stick to buying Yates
- at least you get enough seeds to have another try.
Lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot, beans, snowpeas all doing
well. Cheers,
Dan.


Try Diggers Club and Eden Seeds for internet mail order. You will get a
much wider range than Yates.


Or www.greenharvest.com.au

Most of these are heirloom seeds too.

would be worth saving your own seed, picking out the ones that are more
bug resistant.

Hi all,
My Baby Bears have come up. all four of them. They were just a bit slower
than other pumpkins. But then you would expect bears to be slow in winter
wouldn't you.
Cheers,
Dan


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I'm going to plant some broad bean seeds today.


Well I did plant my Broad Bean seeds and today I've come back to check what
date I said I'd planted them. Today, I see little broad bean noses just
peeping out of the soil- so it took nearly 4 weeks for them to decide to
come up.

Hip-hip-hooray! spring is almost here.

Planted some peas today using the CuppaTea Cundall method..




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