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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Wow, beans already?

Has always been a puzzle to me as to why home gardeners in Greymouth enjoy their bountiful meals of green beans well before we deprived Jaffas do !!!

WHY ??????????
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Originally posted by lingee lingee wrote:

place crowns 100 mil under soil in a raisedbed,fertilizer with a slow release every 3 months. plus liquid fert,as seaweed. once a month in spring. end of autumn when fronds have turned brown cut off a ground level cover bed with compost about 50 mil deep. you can start picking in year 2 but only a few over 3 weeks, year 3 and on you pick for about 6 weeks. remember once the shoots comming up are pencil thick stop picking.its a low maintaince crop, compost winter ,picking spring,trimming autumn. hope that helps mate.

Thanks Lingee, sounds good. How much area do you recommend for a small family?

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my patch is 3mtr x 2mtr, all you need for a average family,as the crowns spread over the years, my patch is 6 years old, more than we can eat as theres only the two of us now ,kids all gone years ago yeppy. remmeber its a waiting game for the first two years but the rewards keep comming yearly.
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After the initial spray of hitman,knocks them down quick but does kill the roots,2weeks later sprayed with round up and all gone roots,the lot,today dug over what was left and now planted ground cover on a strip that nothing seems to grow(except weeds) round the back just put 12 chili plants,birdseye,fireball and haberbabi? other side capsicums and broadbeans. 
In between replacing a couple of wobblies(dont tell her)new bow roller and shifted winch post.(she caught me on that lot)
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keep an eye out for any stow away snails
1 hid around my seedlings last week, I should have looked under the seedling trays.... turning my gherkins & zuchinni into stumps.... bloody not happy
This lot should be outside in the next few weeks, all from seeds, all heirloom


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And bloody blackbirds and thrushes. Planted 14 heirloom tomatoes on Thursday morning and there were only 9 left in the ground by Friday lunchtime. Don’t you just love it!
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Bloody birds ripping out new seedling before they get established
https://birdnetting.co.nz/
My entire garden is netted, also made a pvc pipe framed cage for my blueberries, then netted
Theres some good bargain pricing if the offcut sizes suit your needs, its a bit of an additional cost but certainly pays off in the long run
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Did anyone plant swift potatoes, are they coming up ? There is a recall on them down here as someone has sprayed them with antisprouting spray !! Mine have been in the ground under a double layer of frost cloth and have not sprouted at all. Going back to Mitre 10 tomorrow and they will replace them. 
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i planted jersy bennie they are comming up, all my tomatoes are planted,zucckini up, cucumbers up, carrots up, beetroot up, planted corn as soil temperature rising,we will see as early. put capscium seed down in green house,broccolii heading,last crop for season . beans on there way . at 8 to 9 dollars for cauliflowers and 5-7 for broccolii im clad i have the garden.
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For whatever reason I only did one planting of broccoli. Will leave the beans, sweetcorn and kumara a little longer
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In late July I asked re leaving capsicums chillis and peppers in. Based on Terry's feedback I gave it a go. Pleased to say they are all now coming away. Hard case given the Hamilton winter is a bit colder than most.
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Good to hear mate, our 3 year old capsi's havn't made it thru the winter, may have been too wet or just their time was up. The One yr olds in a different part of the garden however have done well
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still picking aspargus ,yesterday 20 spears,new dwarf beans up, potatoes pumping, onions looking good,tomatoes comming along well, garlic thicking there stems, cucumber planted, about to pick last crop of broccolii, and the season is up and running.
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