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Old Jan 5th 2008, 7:43 pm
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HOw easy/hard is it to do ion your back yard somewhere like central coast of NSW? Usual stuff like spuds and strawberries etc.
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HOw easy/hard is it to do ion your back yard somewhere like central coast of NSW? Usual stuff like spuds and strawberries etc.
because of the warm climate its easier in some respects harder in others

stuff grows a lot quicker and you can grow some veggies all year round
however insects are a pain and if you have fruit trees you also have to guard against parrots bats and possums ( so netting or covering the tree is the only solution )
you may have seen bannana trees with great big plastic bags over the fruit
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because of the warm climate its easier in some respects harder in others

stuff grows a lot quicker and you can grow some veggies all year round
however insects are a pain and if you have fruit trees you also have to guard against parrots bats and possums ( so netting or covering the tree is the only solution )
you may have seen bannana trees with great big plastic bags over the fruit
You need to align the patch N/S. Sun goes through the North during the day.
Find a planting guide - you'll be able to plant all year round.
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Robertson is the best soil to grow spuds If you do a search on selfsufficientish there is a good aussie bunch as well as uk that grow their own on there.
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Robertson is the best soil to grow spuds If you do a search on selfsufficientish there is a good aussie bunch as well as uk that grow their own on there.
Good book by Annette McFairlane called Organic Vegetable Gardening
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This site might be useful.

http://www.organicdownunder.com/site%20index.htm
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because of the warm climate its easier in some respects harder in others

stuff grows a lot quicker and you can grow some veggies all year round
however insects are a pain and if you have fruit trees you also have to guard against parrots bats and possums ( so netting or covering the tree is the only solution )
you may have seen bannana trees with great big plastic bags over the fruit
the main reason for putting bags over nanas is to make them rippen quicker and to prevent sun damage so the fruit looks good.
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I was told that you can't get tomatos to set here - and it's true! I've a tomato TREE out there and damn all tomatos. Cost me $2.50 too.....
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I was told that you can't get tomatos to set here - and it's true! I've a tomato TREE out there and damn all tomatos. Cost me $2.50 too.....
That's a bit worrying mate - tomatos are my speciality. I grew 5000 off 21 plants one year in the UK.....

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Thanks guys. All I need to get started is a visa.
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the main reason for putting bags over nanas is to make them rippen quicker and to prevent sun damage so the fruit looks good.
Can you do this with women?
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I was told that you can't get tomatos to set here - and it's true! I've a tomato TREE out there and damn all tomatos. Cost me $2.50 too.....
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We got loads of fruit on our tom plant here in WA

Must be a NSW thing
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We got loads of fruit on our tom plant here in WA

Must be a NSW thing
With the Iemma government anything's possible.........
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That's a bit worrying mate - tomatos are my speciality. I grew 5000 off 21 plants one year in the UK.....

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We are in Western suburbs of Melbourne- our cherry toms have so far provided about 4 kilos, and they have only just started!
Only one roma tom so far though.
5 strawberries (will not be advertising 'pick your own'!)
Lettuce galore
Chillis galore
Capsicums just starting

Maybe it is the better climate over west?
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Also try the Diggers Club - excellent seed stock and growing advice
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