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Peach blossoms! (photo inside)
Ok, I'm late on posting this because I didn't think about it at the time, but remember how I planted 4 fruit trees and a nut tree in fall 2014? Well, they're not supposed to bear fruit for 2-4 years depending on variety. So I was surprised to see that this year, the peach *actually blossomed*! ...
New website features (Release 9)
We've just pushed a load of new features and bugfixes to the site, thanks to @pozorvlak for deploying, as well as all our coders - we had several new contributors this time. New Features ------------------ * Thumbnails of crops should now show on a post where you reference a crop * You sh...
Gardening: from a hobby to a business?
*Hey everyone, I'm very excited to join the community at Grow Stuff.* I'm a twenty-something gardening enthusiast from Melbourne. I have a couple of years of experience in the field and huge desire to learn and develop in this sector. I'm interested in herbs and I grow my very own vegetable ga...
Tiny house + house plants?
I have an itty bitty house. It's about 650 square feet, and equator-facing windows are: 1. over my bed 2. inside my shower 3. actually double-doors that open inward into the kitchen and anyway anything in front of them would block the fridge *and* the dishwasher There are two sunset-facin...
Germinating some cosmos, marigold, rajma beans and eggplant seeds in the paper towel method, how long does it take?
Started germinating day before morning still no signs of sprouts. Does the paper towel method take this long, especially for marigolds and cosmos?
Hello Melbourne Gardeners, I accidentally bought a full sized [Nashi Pear](crop) last month from Mount Taloepia Nursery instead of a dwarf. Does anyone in the vicinity want to swap? I'd love a dwarf nashi but would consider a nectarine or anything else, really. Cheers, H
A long and garden free winter
It's hot this weekend - after a brief first Spring we are skipping second Spring and going straight to Summer. It's beautiful, blue and hot and today, at least, the poison wind seems to have died down. I've spent the morning ripping up all the weeds that appear to have exploded in the last week. ...
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[Banana](crop) s have taken off. Both doing well. They only have about a month before the weather starts getting a bit cold, nights are already getting down to 50F some nights. Will have to think about frost protection soon. [Grape](crop)s that survived are doing well. The one I had to cut bac...
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Arkansas Traveler is fruiting heavily now. The flavor is excellent. Got about 8 lbs of fruit this weekend, gave most of them to my landlady and her other boarder who lives in the big house with her. Unfortunately his dog got into them and ate them (yes, all of them. No, they did not stay down). T...
Biodynamic tree paste
Our lemon tree is well invested with Gall Wasp so is going to need a very hard prune to get rid of it all. I recently heard that Biodynamic Paste (aka Tree Paste) is excellent to paste only heavily pruned trees to promote wound healing. I believe it is made of poo from a lactating cow, clay...
Harvests and fruit trees
I got nearly 10 lbs of fruit from my San Marzano tomato last week, and the first three Arkansas Traveler fruit came ripe this weekend. Beefmaster is still thinking about it; I fear I'll receive a late glut of Beefmaster all at once. The yard long beans are doing great and I just picked my third b...
New website features (Release 8)
We've just pushed a load of new features and bugfixes to the site, thanks to @pozorvlak for kicking it off and @maco for supporting, as well as all our coders and testers. New Features ------------------ * New crop request form! This makes the approval process easier on the crop wranglers....