Search results

  1. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Now that is something that I’ll definitely try, it sounds delicious Dave, thank you! I’ll have over 50 pumpkins harvested soon, so this is very welcome!
  2. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Yum! I’ve heard that Butternut vines can be very prolific, I hope you get heaps of fruit! I just love watching pumpkins climb over everything, they’re so beautiful and whimsical :heart: Oh yeah, and even with the structures that I put in the pumpkin patch mine have still decided to climb up...
  3. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Oh that’s a shame Dave!
  4. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Hi Dave, thanks, that Sunflower is called Double Dazzler - very similar to the Teddy Bear variety but it was MUCH bigger. I did remove all the side shoots from this one so that I could have a larger, single bloom and it worked a treat. I bought the seeds online from the Diggers Club. :)
  5. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Thanks Andrew, it was a busy winter, I worked everyday through rain and sunshine but I’m so glad I did! I’m looking forward to a quieter winter this year though - growing our cold crops and planning improvements on these spaces for next years main growing season! I’ll let you know which pumpkins...
  6. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    And the sunflowers that I grew this spring and Summer :heart: These ‘Mammoth’ Sunflowers got to 11.5 feet tall, or 3.5 metres. A bit of fun with my hat and sunnies Giant Russian opening Teddy bear Sunflowers Double Dazzler A close up of that big Double Dazzler with me in it for scale (sorry...
  7. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    And some of our harvests :) I know next time to sow muuuch more onions! And some hardneck and soft neck garlic here These potatoes were harvested two days ago and I was so pleased with this haul! Lots of differed varieties of tomatoes here.
  8. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    And some of the things currently growing... Jack be Little and Small Sugar pumpkins growing up the arch trellisRouge vif d'Etampes pumpkins above and below, these are a French variety This big one is wider than my Hori hori! Cherokee Purple tomatoes Pimply Squash Australian variety I think...
  9. Marika

    My South Australian vegetable garden.

    Well it’s the last week of Summer and I thought I’d share my veggie garden in here, with some things growing in it now and some of our harvests over Spring and Summer :) This garden was my 40th birthday present and we created it 8 months ago. Previously it was an unproductive backyard full of...
  10. Marika

    Backyard to food forest

    Fabulous work Andrew, hope it helps to solve the issues you’ve had with the flow hives
  11. Marika

    first cucumber problem!

    It sounds like a pollination issue to me! Have you seen many pollinators in your garden working on these plants?
  12. Marika

    Backyard to food forest

    Congratulations Andrew, a well deserved win, your garden is looking AMAZING! I haven’t been on the forum for months and months, so this was a nice post come back to :heart:
  13. Marika

    Reason for trying to be self-sufficient: because you feel you have to or because you enjoy it?

    The moment I realised that we hadn’t bought tomatoes from the store in 3 seasons was the moment that I fell in love with self-sufficiency. And it has driven me to see what else I can be self-sufficient in, like a challenge - but a really fun one! So it’s definitely not something that I feel like...
  14. Marika

    Backyard to food forest

    Now that is funny!! I’m glad you’re enjoying them!
  15. Marika

    Backyard to food forest

    Lovely girls ! How many did you get? Chickens are hilarious, I love watching my 6 girls and their crazy antics, I could do it all day!
  16. Marika

    Show us your pumpkin patches!

    I’d call your method a success, and now you know what to do next year, so an even bigger score ! I hope they taste nice - you’ll have to come back and give us your culinary review :eat:
  17. Marika

    Show us your pumpkin patches!

    So pretty! Can’t wait to have them cluttering up my garden :heart: Where are you located?
  18. Marika

    Show us your pumpkin patches!

    Ooooo, winter squash! Photo?
  19. Marika

    Question Hugelkulture raised beds: less watering?

    That’s exciting, hope you find a whole heap of rotting wood! Yes I put a layer of composted cow manure on mine before adding the soil
  20. Marika

    Corn smut!

    Ewwwwww! You know it is edible :eat: but apparently it tastes disgusting! :vomit: