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What to do in the garden in March

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Wow. Wonderful harvests @bergs. Many thanks for sharing. 

 

We harvested a lot of unripe tomatoes yesterday and will let them (hopefully!) ripen on the kitchen window sill as otherwise they get eaten by the neighbourhood rodents. 

 

I planted some kale, spinach and bok choy on Saturday. When the tomatoes are finished I will also plant some zucchini. 

 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Hey @Jason 

Some say to keep the tomatoes in the dark with a cut apple or a banana skin.

I put  3 tomatoes in a paper bag with a banana peel and stuck it in a dark cupboard. Two of them changed so far after a week.

I don't know if they are green and show no sign of turning, whether they will turn at all.

My daughter said to pick the ones that are starting to turn and ripen them inside now because she thinks that if left on the plant to ripen, they seem to have tough skins.

Earlier in the season I think they are better left to fully ripen on the plant.

@Jason  it 's  too late for zucchini here now. 

 

There are many ideas on this subject and I say stay with what works for you.

🍻 @bergs 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Hi @bergs @Jason @Prawns @rattle @Adam_W 

 

had a very busy summer growing food, and now winding down, just started to pull out the tomatoes to make way with leeks and onions. Still picking great crop of capsicums and green beans. Have also planted carrots, beets, garlic Asian greens and seedlings growing of winter veg. The birds got the first lot that I grew.  So still learning 🤪.

 

have also been working on another summer project and finished today, so another hoop house built with raised garden beds, 4mx3m. Perhaps my timing is apt. Hope you are all well and keep safe. Grow that food!

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Good stuff @Grub80. Would love to see some photos if you get a chance.

 

Was planning to get some seedlings planted for carrots, garlic and a few greens, but everything was gone when my wife dropped into Bunnings recently.

I have seeds for red onions, so I'll get those in the seed raising mix tomorrow. Never grown onions before.

Have some carrot seeds, so need to check if it's not too late.

 

I completed a second chicken coop today.

We got 3 new chicks on the weekend, so I made a house for when they are bigger, so they can run free in my little orchard and then be locked up at night.

I haven't taken photos as it's pretty basic due to my lack of skills and being completely made of scrap items. 🙈

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Projects made from scrap are sometimes the best so show your efforts with pride. Our second hoop house is an upmarket version from the first. Like you, the first was made what we could get our hands on at the time. So learning from this, the next hoop house is an upmarket version 👍

 

 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Looks fantastic @Grub80, many thanks for sharing. 

 

It might be also worthwhile popping this photo on your very popular Home made shade hoop house project. It's now had over 7000 views!

 

Congrats on your great work and for inspiring loads of other community members. Please let me know if you ever need a hand with anything. 

 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

The layoutThe layoutWeed mat to try to stop kikuyu taking overWeed mat to try to stop kikuyu taking over4FA7C98F-6705-4D75-9DA5-60B605EFE971.jpegHi @Jason , Firstly thank you for your feedback, Im amazed how many views for our home made hoop house. Please can you assist with linking our new project. I will upload more pictures. All the timber and supports purchased from Bunnings (of Course!) I decided that rather than watering a small piece of lawn, we would grow vegies instead. We started the project a few months ago. learning from our home made hoop house, the new hoop house is located in a windier part of the garden, hence the stronger frame, which was purchased online. The full cover, I will use during the winter. and we have made another shade cover for the summer. Ive just started growing the plants, so will keep you updated of our hopeful success, cheers 😃

 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Looks awesome @Grub80.

Really like the shape of the garden bed inside. Nice one! 👍

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

No worries @Grub80. I've copied your text and photos across to the original project so people following that one can see it all together. Thanks again for sharing. Great work!

 

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Re: What to do in the garden in March

Hakea about to bloomHakea about to bloomWednesday's harvestWednesday's harvestGrevilleaGrevilleaLavender hedgeLavender hedgeGreat set up @Grub80 ,

I like the walkway up the centre, makes easier access all round. Also the raised beds are easier on the back.😁👍

 

My climbing beans are all but finished now, along with the cucumbers. Tomatoes will probably hang hang on for another week or so. Chillies growing strong and are steadily ripening. Four to five pumpkins have set but some may not grow very big.

Bees are loving the lavenders, grevilleas and hakeas.

I can only use one side of the yard for the cooler months because the north side the is   blocke by the fence.

🍻Cheers and happy gardening.

(sorry if this doesn't come out right, can't seem to move the photos once uploaded)

 

 

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