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nes wrote:I'm so impressed with your determination with the appartment garden!! Looks beautiful :)
It's amazing how productive such a small area can be!

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SP8 wrote:
nes wrote:I'm so impressed with your determination with the appartment garden!! Looks beautiful :)
It's amazing how productive such a small area can be!

You know that old saying "Bloom where you are planted", looks like you did.
I thought about the hose problem. :)
Gardens are a little bit of heaven on earth.

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Wow!! Incredible! You have been way more successful than I ever have been on my porch!

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Nice work, SP8!

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Great growing! Love your balcony garden. Just shows that the love of gardening doesn't have to be forgotten if you have the water, soil and sunlight. Thanks for sharing :D
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I’ve just added a bunch of edits and heaps of pictures to update many of my previous posts. :D
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SP8 I'm quite impressed with what you have done. You are very passionate about your garden as am I. Keep up the good work. I may have to try some of those homemade (green) death sprays you posted. :D

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I'm getting a bowl of this size full of Rocket and Ruby Chard every week at the moment from a container only about 60cm x 30 cm x 30 cm :shock:

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/ChardandRocket.jpg[/img]


It’s nights like last night that make me glad to have my small veggie garden under cover on my balcony. A big thunder storm rolled in with high winds and pelting rain, but all I had to do to protect my newly planted seedlings and established crops was pull the containers back about 1m. There will be lots of people waking up this morning in the local area going out to inspect their smashed up veggie gardens.......

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Patch.jpg[/img]

My Reggae Roma Tomato plant that I grew from that 180g tomato has started to take off :clap:

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Very impressed with your container style garden and it's performance! Well done!

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Amazing garden. Well done! :clap:
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[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/radish-gentle-giant.jpg[/img]

Radish
What: Seed (Yates Radish - Gentle Giant).
Where: Square self watering planter, large black pot around Shiso.
When: 25 August 2009.

Sown in: Used Seed Raising Potting Mix.
Fertiliser: Thin layer of RICHGROW: Organic Blood and Bone + Trace Elements & Sulphate of Potash 100mm below surface. Weekly application of YATES: Multi-Nutrient Plant Food with Seaweed at 5ml/L.

Advertised Germination: 5-8 days.
Actual Germination: 4 days.

Advertised Maturity: 6 - 8 weeks.
Actual Maturity: 4 weeks.

Just over a month after planting and harvest time!

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Radish1.jpg[/img]

A couple of these got a little on the big side and are quite hot to eat as a result…

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Radish2.jpg[/img]

I planted another 12 seeds around the Shiso plant and left 1 plant in a corner of the square container to see just how big it can get.
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I tell you what sp8 you never cease to amaze me. You probably have one of the smallest gardens on this site but you always come up with a large bounty of goods.

Keep it going bro.

Till the next amazing accomplishment. :)

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Thanks mate! :D
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[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/chinese-cabbage-buk-choy-white-stem.jpg[/img]

Buk Choy - White Stem.
What: Seed (Yates ).
Where: 1 x small seedling container and 3 x 1L Yoghurt container.
When: 4 August 2009.

Sown in: Re-used Seed Raising Potting Mix.
Fertiliser: Thin layer of blood and bone 100mm below surface.

Advertised Germination: 7-10 Days.
Actual Germination: 4 days!

Advertised Maturity: 6-8 Weeks.
Actual Maturity: 5 Weeks!

22 August 2009

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/BC.jpg[/img]


29 August 2009

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6 September 2009

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/BukChoy-1.jpg[/img]


This plant just took off once I put it in a bigger pot and we had our first meal from it just the other night only 5 weeks after planting it! With 6 other plants also potted it's going to be a struggle to eat it all, it's a nice problem to have I guess.

19 September 2009

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/BukChoy-2.jpg[/img]


With seven Buk Choy plants producing far more ‘cut and come again’ leaves than the two of us can eat every week I decided to snip this one off to make some room for something else.

29 September 2009

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Not only do you get a great harvest, you get it early!!
Great job.
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Pulled all of my Spring Onions in order to plant snow peas and a fresh row of Spring Onions in the container.

5 October 2009

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My Reggae Roma Tomato has really taken off in the last week.

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Tom-1.jpg[/img]

and is already flowering 2 months from seed!

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The skin on the radish I left to grow started to loose its shine so I pulled it out today. It's a good size but not surprisingly it's quite woody to eat.


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In just under 2 weeks my Reggae Roma Tomato plant has almost doubled in size and is now starting to set fruit although annoyingly all of the flowers are growing in towards the support pole..... I pruned some of the lower leaves as they were starting to look a bit worse for wear, maybe some early signs of over-watering......?

18 October 2009

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Tom1-1.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Tom2-1.jpg[/img]

In other news my cukes, zukes, a new container of ruby chard and rocket, and finally a decent lot of shiso have all germinated.

The snow peas are on their way despite a few issues with a bunch of seeds failing to germinate.

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Snow.jpg[/img]

My eggplants are starting to flower, fingers crossed I'll get a decent crop from this lot.

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Lots of fruit settling in at this stage on my Reggae Roma! Contrary to just about everything I have ever read on growing tomatoes I have found I get the highest production by pruning the living daylights out of my plants and encouraging the growth of suckers.

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/ReggaeRoma-4.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/ReggaeRoma2.jpg[/img]

I've finally got an edible looking capsicum on the way after several attempts ending badly in the mysterious curls of death.

[img]https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a360/SamhainP8/Capsicum-2.jpg[/img]

The rest of the plot is looking a bit shabby but I'm getting there.

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Harvest time!

From seed to harvest took 16 weeks for my Reggae Roma.

25 November 2009

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Very productive. 16 weeks is good. I think it takes just about that for my early girls to start having ripe tomatoes, counting from when the seeds are started indoors and about 18 weeks for beefsteak. Here in the northern hemisphere I start my tomato seeds at Valentine's and have ripe tomatoes in June mid to late June, depending on variety.

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The Great Summer Cull of 2009

The lack of sun [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20274&highlight=]at the moment[/url] has really put the brakes on my token dietary supplementation efforts.

In despair I have put a number of plants out of their misery including:

3 x Eggplants
6 x Snow Pea Vines
1 x Row of Spring Onions
1 x Row of Rocket
1 x Row of Swiss Ruby Chard
2 x Containers of Bok Choy
2 x Zucchini plants
1 x Chilli plant

Now I am down to just my herbs, a couple of cucumber vines on the way out, a zucchini plant that isn't showing much promise and a couple of tomato seedlings. It's a very sad looking balcony at the moment but on the plus side it gives us a bit more room to hang out my son's cloth nappies....

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Sorry to hear that.

But smile at least it's not in the single digit temps with snow there.

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gixxerific wrote:Sorry to hear that.

But smile at least it's not in the single digit temps with snow there.
Yes very true although I've forgotten what being cold looks and feels like and quite enjoyed having to put on coats and gloves and what not back in the day.
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It's Australia day, bugger the veggies they can get some sun tomorrow!
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The sun is back!

Time to grow some:
Buk Choy
Pak Choy
Japanese Turnip
Cucumber
Snow Peas
Basil
Reggae Roma Tomato
Apollo Tomato
Rocket
Swiss Chard
Radish
Garlic Chives
Chives
Oregano
Shiso
Parsley
Mini-Capsicum
Spring Onions
Carrots

April 2010
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:flower: Nice! Wish you much veggie luck and pleasure!

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My online scrapbook

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This is my container garden which is an organic one.. We have a mole problem in our area and also very limited garden space , thus the container gardening. However, we produce more than what we can use and so share the bounty with neighbours and friends .

This also saves water and fertilizer. and plants can be moved around.

SP 8 , your garden is wonderful and the quality of veggies is outstanding.!
Well done.!

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Outstanding! Love the container garden. Keep up the good work!! :D
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Well Bob, thats wonderfull. Keep on the good work (or let your plants doing it :wink: )

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