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Re: Onions

Post: # 291513Post Green Aura
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:04 pm

RenewableCandy wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:57 am
The fruit trees, though, are looking gorgeous.
Due to the spectular change in wind direction, we've got fruit trees and bushes with wind burn on the leaves and minus much of their fruits. Best laid plans eh!
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291514Post Odsox
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:05 pm

Those onions at the beginning of this thread were harvested on 21st of June, about a third were given away and the rest are now in our larder.
Today I harvested 2 varieties of garlic and my shallots (early this morning and still got covered in sweat)
I for one will be happy when the temperatures drop more than a tad.
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291515Post Thomzo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:12 pm

I’m growing too. I’m just not very active on this forum as the stupid iPad won’t log me on automatically and I can never remember the password.

Currently growing:
Onions, everywhere :dontknow:
Potatoes- taking over the world
Beans
Peas
Chickpeas
Squashes
Courgettes
Tomatoes
Leeks
Carrot and parsnips waiting to go in but the ground’s too hard and dry so probably too late now :(
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291524Post Green Aura
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:43 am

Oooh, have you grown chickpeas before, Thomzo? They sprout so easily we've often thought about it but I don't think they'd produce much up here.
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291529Post Weedo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:46 pm

As I said earlier I am trying; my early broccoli and cabbage was just starting to head so I took the metting cloche off them (they were getting too tall) Withing 24 hours the cockatoos have taken them all down to ground level. Perhaps invest in a netting tunnel house?
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291531Post happyhippy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:55 am

Thats a real shame Weedo!I can recall when we brought an old place up in the hills,it had a huge walnut tree.I heard cracking noises,looked up to the top of the tree,and discovered a flock of lorikeets having a free lunch!

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Post: # 291763Post Weedo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 pm

Time to give up?
I replanted the lullaboo ravaged Brassicas and re-covered them, they are doing quite well provided the weather doesn't warm too soon and send them to head. BUT, the critters decided to uproot all my maturing onions and eat them instead! Yhey have tried the Rhubarb but only chewed a few stems. I guess the drought is affecting the birds too and food is in short supply around here. They are even digging up the capeweed (cape dandelion?, cape marigold?) and eating the roots as well as scrounging around the edge of the chook pen for any stray feed; I have never seen them do this before.
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Re: Onions

Post: # 291764Post MKG
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 am

There's nothing else for it, Weedo - learn how to cook cockatoos. It's only fair!
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