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« on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 09:43 pm »

Mines in bed, and will be gone again at 5am

I spent today on this:



It was a grass filled waste of space.

I've fully weeded it, and aerated all the sand...leaving it in for drainage under the top soil. My goal is to stick in a vege patch.

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Do I need to compact the soil down, It still needs heaps more put in but I ran out of grunt 
Or do I leave as is and plant straight in?

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« Reply #1 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 09:47 pm »

Wow - can you do my place after you are done?

I am not too sure but I hear it is a good time to start planting strawberries.   
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« Reply #2 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 09:51 pm »

   I read that too

The cold kick starts something with them during winter, necessary to them fruiting in summer.

Might have been meggs  and someone else who said something about them from memory?




As for your place hon'....can I get back to you on that?

I starting to feel some aches kicking in 


And there is many many little muddy footsy prints to waterblast off the deck tomorrow 
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« Reply #3 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:08 pm »

how deep is the soil?
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« Reply #4 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:09 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:12 pm »

the soil you put in over the sand...

what depth is it?

"in the old days"  the rule of thumb was two spade depths (not including hadle   )
so about 40-50 cms

and you shouldn't pack it down or there will be no 'space' for the air either
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« Reply #6 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:16 pm »

ok, I  have a foot of sand which was all grassed over and has now been weeded and fluffed up.

I have probably got a foot of top soil over the top of it. At a rough guess, hard to gauge as it was done in layers and raked.

I'm planning on filling it to the top, which will make up another foot?


Gees, I could be way off....how many cm's is a foot? 
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« Reply #7 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:39 pm »

about 30cm to a foot
so once its filled up to where you want your all set to plant.


whatcha gonna plant??

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« Reply #8 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 10:45 pm »

So,  don't need to compact it JJ?


That was my question 



Going to plant things I need to be able to nip out and grab

lettuces / rocket / cherry toms / silver beet.... things that keep producing and are handy for salads etc.

On the bank down by the back paddock, Pants is going to put in tateys, buttercup pumpkins, courgettes etc which need more space and it is worth the trip down to do a 'harvest' with the quad.

 
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« Reply #9 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 11:14 pm »

So,  don't need to compact it JJ?


That was my question 



Going to plant things I need to be able to nip out and grab

lettuces / rocket / cherry toms / silver beet.... things that keep producing and are handy for salads etc.

On the bank down by the back paddock, Pants is going to put in tateys, buttercup pumpkins, courgettes etc which need more space and it is worth the trip down to do a 'harvest' with the quad.

 

and you shouldn't pack it down or there will be no 'space' for the air either

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« Reply #10 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 11:48 pm »

 




You added that after 
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« Reply #11 on: Thu 17 July, 2008 - 11:54 pm »

Well done fluffs    Good on ya when your through with yours and cyl's, can you do mine too?  eek 

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« Reply #12 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 12:02 am »

maybe... Angel
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« Reply #13 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 10:24 am »

wow  awesome hard work   
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« Reply #14 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 04:19 pm »

wow  awesome hard work   
  Isn't it just! Fantastic effort!!!

eye's up own unfinished vege garden 
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« Reply #15 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:00 pm »

 


thanks guys

Was a big effort for me and the girls...Pants has said he is going to top the rest up tonight. And he is boxing up another thingamy to put next to that one for the rest of the soil.

I have planted all my seeds into cardboard egg containers, and my cherry tomatoes on the window sill have sprouted already.

(why do people keep asking me what they are...with funny looks on their faces?  eek )


Scoobs, where are you at with yours?
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« Reply #16 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:08 pm »

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I have planted all my seeds into cardboard egg containers, and my cherry tomatoes on the window sill have sprouted already.

(why do people keep asking me what they are...with funny looks on their faces?  eek )
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Haven't gotten much further with mine fluffs. Still composting it eek

Although.... the spuds I planted inside the old tyres are doing really well   
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« Reply #17 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:36 pm »

Some of our 'effort' last season.  I'm the world's laziest gardener, so if I can do it, anyone can... 

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« Reply #18 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:39 pm »

Wow! They look great Bunny! I want to plant corn as well. And peas    Nufink like sitting in the pea patch munchin on the sweet and juicy pods 
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« Reply #19 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:46 pm »

Great effort bunny!!

corn isn't that easy to grow, I think you have to plant it in like a square / grid so that it pollinates? 


Well done with the tateys scoob!
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« Reply #20 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:48 pm »

I'm pretty stoked about the spuds too fluffs. The price of the bloody things in the supermarket are enough to make my great great grandmother turn in her grave eek
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« Reply #21 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 05:58 pm »

Great effort bunny!!

corn isn't that easy to grow, I think you have to plant it in like a square / grid so that it pollinates? 


Well done with the tateys scoob!

Nah, not that tricky, but we planted it too close together.  It needs a bit of space.
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« Reply #22 on: Fri 18 July, 2008 - 06:36 pm »

wow you guys are amazing. I cant even grow mould on a slice of bread. Well done
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« Reply #23 on: Sun 20 July, 2008 - 08:04 pm »

wow you guys are amazing. I cant even grow mould on a slice of bread. Well done


i stick with tree crops, and berries. love my raspberries and strawbs!
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« Reply #24 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 04:38 pm »

make sure you add good compost into the soil too fluff! The rule of thumb with gardening now is the 'no dig' garden. You just keep adding on top of the existing soil with mulch and compost. The theory is that if you keep turning the soil over - you then bring microbes and stuff up from the lower levels of the soil that should be there - and laying them o nthe top - then it changes the guts of your piece of dirt so that it is not as healthy as it was! Compost then give it a bit of time to settle - then plant! Then enjoy! 
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« Reply #25 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 04:44 pm »

Grass clippings is good compost? I know it controls the weeds in the flower garden, but not sure if it should be used in a vege garden?
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« Reply #26 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 04:47 pm »

if they are not fresh - and you use them sparingly - you can use them. They are too hot if they are fresh and will burn the plants.  Wouldn't use them too often either! Make sure you add blood and bone too if using clippings - as they will rob the soil of more nitrogen than well rotted compost.
Would be best to add clippings to compost heap and then use the completed mix on the soil!
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« Reply #27 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 05:40 pm »

Thank you so much White Wolf

that is really helpful info'

 


 
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« Reply #28 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 06:04 pm »

add NPK to the soil and turn it over before you plant anything
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« Reply #29 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 07:16 pm »

Ok


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« Reply #30 on: Tue 22 July, 2008 - 07:37 pm »

nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium fertiliser

very good for vege gardens
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« Reply #31 on: Wed 23 July, 2008 - 03:50 pm »

something got under my fence
and ate my snowpees 


.so i gonna be on the lookout now 
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« Reply #32 on: Wed 23 July, 2008 - 06:35 pm »

Your snowpees  eek
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« Reply #33 on: Wed 23 July, 2008 - 06:36 pm »

Some of our 'effort' last season.  I'm the world's laziest gardener, so if I can do it, anyone can... 



I challenge that title
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« Reply #34 on: Wed 23 July, 2008 - 11:34 pm »

worm stuff is good too. castings and liquid....they reckon it's the best stuff ever.

even getting a whole wad of worms to add would be worth it.
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« Reply #35 on: Wed 23 July, 2008 - 11:58 pm »

Worm farm!   

I'd love to start one of those 
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