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2.Tomatoes / Re: Aussie tomato Season 2017-18
« Last post by Grub on Today at 01:25:50 AM »
Always better to do 3 or 4 seeds and thin later. No sign of germination yet in outdoor greenhouse for the tomatoes, but it's only been a week. I'll wait a bit longer then move this tray indoors on the heat mat instead.
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2.Tomatoes / Re: Aussie tomato Season 2017-18
« Last post by Lemonbalm on August 20, 2017, 11:38:33 PM »
Got my seeds planted today.

Well except for Grosse Lisse.  I intend to just buy one of them.

Only did one of each seed.  So now I'm a little nervous as the seeds are quite old.

Oh well, plenty of time to start again if nothing happens.
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Vegetable Garden / Re: First time growing beans
« Last post by Grub on August 20, 2017, 10:23:59 PM »
Beans are very easy to grow. Only problems I've had were spider mites, which I have taken knocking off with the hose spray. The other thing is that you are wasting your time if you start them too early as they like the warm weather and hate the cool of early spring where I live (germinate slowly and tend to sulk, even die off) although in SA you shouldn't have this problem.

I find bush beans a bit of a waste of space but they can give you beans quicker than climbing ones for sure. For climbers give them something thicker to climb (like bamboo rather than wire) if you do them on a teepee. If you are growing it on a wire trellis say, up a fence, tip prune them at about 2 feet so they branch out early. This stops them getting too top heavy.
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Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Last post by Grub on August 20, 2017, 10:17:06 PM »
MurrayTart, I find Anaheim a reasonably mild chilli. It would probably be good stuffed too as it's a decent size.

I grew these last year and absolutely loved them. I am growing at least 3 plants this year (or will, if they germinate, only 1/3 so far). They're like a big, mild jalapeno and delicious roasted.
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: Golden raspberries
« Last post by Raymondo on August 20, 2017, 08:51:03 PM »
I'm another who bought from Diggers, waited two years for fruit, and the damn things were red! They replaced it without question but I gave it away. I don't know what colour the replacement was. I have seen the yellow raspberry in the Yalca catalogue though not recently. Might be worth asking them though.
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Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Last post by Raymondo on August 20, 2017, 08:45:54 PM »
MurrayTart, I find Anaheim a reasonably mild chilli. It would probably be good stuffed too as it's a decent size.
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Vegetable Garden / Re: First time growing beans
« Last post by Raymondo on August 20, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »
Love beans. I grow both fresh and dry beans. For fresh eating my favourites are Dragon Tongue (bush) and Rattlesnake (climber). I like snake beans too and grow one called Malay Snake every year. Snake beans prefer it warmer than common beans. I sow both at the same time but the snake beans take a lot longer to start producing but continue long after the common beans have passed their prime. I also grow lots of different dry beans though not all at once. This coming season I'll be growing Pinto and Great Northern beans for dry beans.
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Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Last post by MurrayTart on August 20, 2017, 08:07:42 PM »
You're right Geoff, lots of beans, I'm dubious about getting what I want by looking at a pic, but Inspiration have choice. Grub your yellow bean sounds interesting.
Better get myself in gear & order while there is still many available. I'm also on the lookout for large mild chilli for using with hot Chillies to make sweet chilli sauce & for stuffing.

Thanks for the suggestions! ??++
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Orchard, Fruits & Nuts / Re: Golden raspberries
« Last post by Templeton on August 20, 2017, 01:50:35 PM »
I have seen them growing in someone's garden, just can't recall where...
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Vegetable Garden / Re: What did you harvest today ... 2017
« Last post by Templeton on August 20, 2017, 01:49:28 PM »
Templeton can you say what yellow climbing bean you have purchased? I've grown 2 different ones, neither very good. I'm still looking!
Bought the packet, came home, lost it - still looking  $##@


Was a fothergills, I think


Just looked at Inspiration seeds again in Tassie - lots of yellow bean varieties.
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