Veggie Growers

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Veggie Growers

A group for those who enjoy growing their own veg, fruit, flowers or whatever else! 

Location: Down the garden, in the shed, or anywhere else suitably 'growy' :)
Members: 82
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2017

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Growing Organic Veggies and Fruits

Started by Nancy Villatoro. Last reply by Sylvie Laflamme Jul 23, 2014. 14 Replies

Has anyone grown any veggies or fruits and what are the best way to repel insects naturally without killing them?-thanks Continue

Growing indoors.

Started by Steff. Last reply by Sylvie Laflamme Jul 23, 2014. 2 Replies

I have no garden :( So I am trying to grow a few things indoors, I have a few herbs so far although they were already grown when I bought them (complete beginner!) What do you grow inside? I was…Continue

Tags: indoors, planting, herbs, growing, gardening

Suggestion: Shady Pot Plants

Started by Anne. Last reply by Anne May 12, 2014. 2 Replies

Hello Veggie Gardeners! I'm still a novice gardener. Somehow my green thumb didn't appear magically, so I had to chose to plant 007 veggies, i.e. plants that has strong survival instinct (otherwise…Continue

Tags: Recommendation, Garden, Shade, Pot

Avocado Growing

Started by Ryan. Last reply by Sam Mar 31, 2014. 8 Replies

Hey guysJust wondering if anyone had experience in growing avocados? They're amazing and I would like a self sustained way of getting them. Are they tricky to grow and what's the best way to go about…Continue

Tags: growing, Avocados

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Comment by Sam on August 16, 2013 at 3:26am

Er... I meant 'cold' not 'clod' :)

Comment by Dara on August 16, 2013 at 10:04am
I dont quite remember. It was spring and I planted some more right before monsoon season, which starts the first week of July. We have a long planting season since we dont get much cold weather. Maybe about a months worth. The biggest difficulty of course is watering enough. Its been a harsh summer going close to 120F! :( Some of my seeds were bought and I still have same issues with them.
Comment by Dara on August 23, 2013 at 8:34am
Rain season is FINALLY here! Some flowers are popping up :D
Comment by Sam on August 23, 2013 at 10:23pm

Great news! Where abouts do you live? It's always rainy season here in Wales...

Comment by Sam on August 23, 2013 at 10:33pm

Never mind, your profile says Texas... Sounds like a challenging place to grow anything! Are you buying seeds which are recommended for your climatic conditions?

Comment by Dara on August 24, 2013 at 11:54am
actually my profile says Tucson, AZ. Its cold in Texas compared to here,.lol. It pretty much only rains from beginning of July till the beginning of September. And they are some powerful thunderstorms too. Ill put some picks up on my profile. This year hasnt been raining much though until the last couple of weeks.
Comment by Sam on August 24, 2013 at 4:59pm

Derp :)

Comment by Allissa on September 5, 2013 at 5:36pm

Hi Veggie Growers. My first ever homegrown tomato is ripening.. excited! There are about 15 on the plant altogether at the moment. I also have a small herb & veggie patch.. starting slowly.

Comment by Sam on September 5, 2013 at 7:17pm

Looking good! Bet you can't wait to taste them. What variety are you growing? And what are you growing in your veg patch?

I've grown my own toms for the first time ever this year as well... I've struggled with blossom end rot though so, despite lots of fruit forming, I've not had as much fruit as there could have been :(

Comment by Allissa on September 5, 2013 at 7:52pm

Hi Sam. This probably sounds terrible but I actually have no idea what variety they are. Bought a seedling at a farmers market and didn't even ask.. oops. I put it in a hanging basket, hanging from a backyard tree in full sun. Seems to like it there but I will have to keep up the water, especially with summer coming soon in Oz. The leaves have started lightening in color in the last few weeks.. any recommendations for what I should feed it? Sorry to hear about the difficulties with yours.

I'm also growing celery, shallots, garlic chives, rosemary, mint, oregano, sage and basil. Once I have some ripe tommies I can't wait to make bruschetta with the basil! I've recently bought a mulberry tree (small but already with fruit) and there's also a huge mango tree plus a small orange tree that were on the block when I arrived, so I'm looking forwards to lots of mangos this summer.

Love the idea of this group, thanks for having me.

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