Log in

Register



Topic-icon Green house goes up

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 8 months ago #466380 by RichardW

Look forward to some photos Stikkibeek


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 8 months ago #466869 by Stikkibeek

Raised garden is now up and cloche hoops and plastic tunnel also installed. Now I only need to find some good vegetable plants to put in. Have some under way in the propagating house but they will be a while before they are ready to plant out and I'm impatient to get going. We were very lucky to get a large heap of peat loam for the greenhouses and raised garden. I will have to raise the PH a bit, as the test meter showed the soil as too high on the alkaline gradient. Seems I might have to charge the camera battery.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 8 months ago #467480 by Stikkibeek

The cauliflower plants I planted in the propagating green house have doubled in size already. I do like indoor grown cauliflower as they stay clean and white and seem to be a very much nicer flavour as they grow more quickly. In the seed trays I have nasturtiums and cornflowers coming up. They will be planted out in the garden a little later. There are also some precious heritage tomato plants up, but so far only the Golden Queen. I managed to locate some Singapore surprise a few days ago, which were in a sealed container with a silicon moisture bag. I do not know if they are still viable as they are a few seasons old, but I have put them into the seed trays in the hope some will germinate. Still haven't tracked down the seed I so carefully packed! Grrr.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 8 months ago #467486 by RichardW

Never thought about growing cauliflower inside before,good idea,i should grow some in pots then plant them about June when the tomatoes come out


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 8 months ago #467487 by RichardW

Stikkibeek;469787 wrote: I do not know if they are still viable as they are a few seasons old,

Depends how old,ive heard of tomato seed lasting 15 years


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 8 months ago #467737 by Stikkibeek

Bought a couple of Roma plants last weekend, and have my first tomatoes in the ground now. Still have to sort out the irrigation, but for the moment, the watering can will do. Pricked out a Golden queen seedling that was doing well and have transplanted it into a pot of its own.
Also need overhead wires to tie off to. Hopefully they will be up soon so I don't get big feet trampling the beds when the tomatoes are ready to tie.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 8 months ago #467742 by RichardW

Yumm a Golden queen,from your own tree??


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 8 months ago #467750 by Stikkibeek

RichardW;470082 wrote: Yumm a Golden queen,from your own tree??

Tomato plant Richard! It is a large indeterminate yellow tomato, similar to a beefsteak.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 8 months ago #467761 by RichardW

OH ok


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1614
  • Thank you received: 20
5 years 8 months ago #468054 by Blueberry

still waiting for the PICS, here, so I can properly drool :D


[;)] Blueberry
treading lightly on mother earth

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 8 months ago #468081 by Stikkibeek

Ha! Blueberry, I have got as far as charging the camera batteries, but it's pouring with rain at present and pitch dark, so it won't be tonight! Patience. Good things come to those who wait!


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 7 months ago #470362 by Stikkibeek

Harvested first produce from green house this morning.


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 7 months ago #470364 by RichardW

Stikkibeek;472928 wrote: Harvested first produce from green house this morning.

Let me guess,lettuce? :)


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 9677
  • Thank you received: 441
5 years 7 months ago #470371 by Stikkibeek

RichardW;472930 wrote: Let me guess,lettuce?

Not quite. Think "faster"
:)


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 1414
  • Thank you received: 5
5 years 7 months ago #470374 by RichardW

Rocket


Running superfine Merino's for 15 years drench free and seed grower, sold through www.sentinelsgroup.co.nz/


Inventor of Watson multishears www.watsonmultishears.co.nz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.142 seconds
Go to top

Sign up for my monthly newsletter!

Get all the latest news along with practical tips and expert advice.