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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    I have X pollinated my fruit trees before when there have been no bee's but as you have found with your seedlings even giving the cucumbers a water in the evening they are struggling in the middle of the day from the heat & it's been about 4 weeks since any rain again. I need to go to the chemist this morning so I will buy a small colouring brush from the Dollar Shop this morning I find them good to dust the flowers.
    I find that cucumbers in Brisbane grow well from late August to late November/early December when the true summer heat hits them and they die. They must be hand pollinated or no crop. Apple cucumbers are a waste of time and water here. I gave up on them, rarely getting more than a couple of fruit from each plant. I find the best varieties are Bush Bounty and Patio Pick.
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    Too bloody hot to be digging anymore plant beds so I spent yesterday building a new "tractor" shed for my ride on mower.
    I had a few old bull nose sheets of tin lying around an a couple of treated pine poles that I put to good use.

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    A couple of cooler days and a light shower of rain this morning has brought the garden back to life.
    The peas are up as well as the beetroot and the beans are just starting to emerge
    I had 6 tomato plants in But they look pretty dreary now because of the heat and that I planted them in the wrong place
    The Cauliflower, broccoli and Chinese cabbage seedlings are starting to get their second leaves so I will be able to ***** them out into seedling trays soon and the onion seedlings should be ready to plant in 2-3 weeks as well.
    I also have leeks and celery stating to emerge as well as the lemon grass.
    Just waiting for a few more seeds to arrive in the mail so I can get all the winter veggies started.

    On the downside I still have to dig up about 60 square meters of ground and grub out all the cooch roots before I am ready to transplant everything and I am hoping to be able to get that done over the next week or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Get some seeds on line ( ebay) and create your own seedlings
    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    A couple of cooler days and a light shower of rain this morning has brought the garden back to life.
    The peas are up as well as the beetroot and the beans are just starting to emerge
    I had 6 tomato plants in But they look pretty dreary now because of the heat and that I planted them in the wrong place
    The Cauliflower, broccoli and Chinese cabbage seedlings are starting to get their second leaves so I will be able to ***** them out into seedling trays soon and the onion seedlings should be ready to plant in 2-3 weeks as well.
    I also have leeks and celery stating to emerge as well as the lemon grass.
    Just waiting for a few more seeds to arrive in the mail so I can get all the winter veggies started.

    On the downside I still have to dig up about 60 square meters of ground and grub out all the cooch roots before I am ready to transplant everything and I am hoping to be able to get that done over the next week or so.
    We have a bit of trouble with broad beans here as our resident Kookies have taken a liking to them. They split the pod and devour the inner beans.
    For a bit of a challenge, try planting asparagus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    For a bit of a challenge, try planting asparagus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    We have a bit of trouble with broad beans here as our resident Kookies have taken a liking to them. They split the pod and devour the inner beans.
    For a bit of a challenge, try planting asparagus.
    Sulphur crested cockies love them also plus peas. A cockie will open up a pea pod, select one pea, peel it and eat the two inner bits. All done with one claw and that big ugly beak. Grapes and passion fruit are likewise favourites.
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    That was a good laugh especially that ladybug
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