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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

Nice!

My self-seeded capsicums are no more sad.gif We got our dog back after finally getting gates and he decided that in the little garden patch was his favourite place to lie so they're all gone. Have some planks up across there now to stop him but it's a bit too late for the capsicums now. Down to only the thai basil having escaped the caterpillars and the dog. Mint and curly parsley show signs of regrowth though biggrin.gif

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

What cute pumpkins!

We've been away for a couple of weeks so most of our tomatoes died. sad.gif

Zucchinis still going strong.

I'm a bit Zucchinied out though.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

What do you do with your zucchinis? I'm not really a fan, but they're great for grating up and putting in things like bolognaise - they disappear completely, but you get the extra veg in.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:01 AM

I usually make big batches of zucchini slice and freeze it.

Plus put it in fritters etc.
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

Nice pumpkins! They look beautiful!

I make zucchini brownies http://www.mariakang...chini-brownies/ but I halve the sugar content, and I've made these biscuits too. http://www.kitchentr...e-chip-cookies/

But zucchini soup is my favourite. I basically just chop up an onion and fry it in a bit of oil, then add about 6 chopped zucchinis and fill the pot with chicken or vegie stock. I usually put in a tin of chopped tomatoes and whatever spices I feel like, which is usually some cumin, turmeric, curry powder or chilli. It's so yummy and because the zucchini goes all soggy, it gets the texture of an Italian bread soup. Yum! I'm going to make some today actually, I want some now. blush.gif

We're trying to decide what to plant for winter as well. This last week I've planted some beetroot, kale, eggplant, pak choi, carrots and some more lettuces (I don't know how well they'll go but worth a try). I think it's nearly time for garlic too so I'll read up soon on what to do.
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 05:05 PM

Unfortunately, the pumpkins have no flavour! We're going to try them in soup/pie and hope they do better with other flavours added. Otherwise, they'll be fed to the chooks (though we still have to cook them for that)
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

AJ, I just planted garlic, will do some more in about a month (we get frost very very occasionally). I've always just shoved the individual cloves in the ground, flat end down with the skin still on and cover with soil. I think you can treat them to prevent fungus but I've never had an issue.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:47 PM

We planted our winter veg over the weekend. We've put in 2 kinds of brussel sprouts and broccoli plus silverbeet, more carrots and snow peas.
We got a pretty good haul of carrots in the end, but it did take a while. The tomatoes did okay - there's still a couple of plants going, but I don't have much hope. We're waiting on pumpkins to ripen up, and the zucchinis are still going, though thankfully they're not too prolific. The cucumbers finally finished, though they were a great excuse to visit a friend with a new baby!
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

The first batch of garlic I mentioned sprouted a while ago, stalks about 10-20cm long atm.

I've got a nice sheltered spot against a brick wall and have still got some capsicum seedlings growing and have found some pumpkins that have self seeded but not doing much else til we get proper beds in up the back now. Am dog sitting the ILs dog too and he likes to dig so we'll see!




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