Recent content by Rachel Street

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    Question Can anyone help with this pest? (Identification / control)

    I'm far from an expert, but it's not one of these guys is it? https://www.edenseeds.com.au/?name=Gardening-Article&blogposturl=the-cape-gooseberry-bettle#:~:text=It%20is%20a%20Lema%20trilineata,deter%20predators%20(how%20delicious). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_cucumber_beetle
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    Thanks Mark, I will definitely experiment!
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    That's a really good idea - I'm sure I can find a way to build a trellis for taller plants. You're right that I need to keep a channel down the middle for practical reasons of getting equipment to and from that grey shed at the back, so I agree deep but narrow beds on either side seems like the...
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    Oh that's really interesting - it hadn't occurred to me to turn the grey shed into a greenhouse! I am planning to remove the red cupboard entirely, since I don't use it and as you say, that spot does get some of the best light. I didn't know that smaller tomatoes were more likely to ripen in...
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    Dear Members - apology...

    No apologies necessary, Mark, everything you're doing is much appreciated, and I can only imagine how busy it keeps you!
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    Thanks so much for all your responses and suggestions! Those tomato plants have been there for a couple of months as an experiment. They've produced some fruit, though not as much as my other pots which are in full Sun, so I think spinach etc is a good idea. It's reassuring to know that it's...
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    The orientation of these pictures is facing north, so the Sun rises on the right. The space is approx. 17ft x 7ft. All advice will be much appreciated!
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    And here's one from the morning, 10am
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    3:30pm (I'm planning to remove the red shed on the right hand side and use that space for a possible raised bed)
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    Question Advice requested: placement of raised bed

    Hi everybody, I'd like to ask for your advice. I'm considering building a new raised bed in a region of my garden between the garden fence and along the eastern wall of my house. It seems to get about 2.5-3hrs of direct sun per day around noon. Warm temperatures (~60-70degF/15-20degC) should...
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    Hello from California

    Thanks! I'm in the central coast, so trying to grow as much as I can but be super-efficient with water as much as possible!
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    Hello from California

    I just discovered your forum from your very informative and enjoyable You Tube channel, and I am trying to put your advice into practice in my own garden. Many thanks for what you're doing here!