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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #211
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Default Brief garlic update

While cleaning up a bed found another clove of an un-named garlic that had shot, suspect this one is from another parent whose kids go to the same school as mine do. So final tally is 29 varieties of true garlic plus one Russian/elephant garlic
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #212
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No worries you would have any problem making chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, lol.
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Lol. Might even make chicken with 40 globes, if I could find a bird big enough, might have to settle for a turkey.
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Default Extatosoma tiaratum

Our youngest's teacher at school decided that she would have some Leafy Stick Insects in the classroom. They lost the adults but the female laid eggs before she died and some of these have hatched. Meet Bingo and Jojo, two young female who we are looking after over the school holidays. Bingo is the older and larger of the two, who are sitting on Cootamundra wattle leaves while we changed over their cage leaves for fresh ones
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Awesome!
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Amazing looking creatures.
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Oh wow. If I saw those in my pile of leaves I'd think I was hallucinating!
Whwoz I have totally lost track of your garlic season, just saw your update. Are you on the planting or the harvest end of it now?
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I love the photos, incredible.
Thanks Whoz for sharing.
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Oh wow. If I saw those in my pile of leaves I'd think I was hallucinating!
Whwoz I have totally lost track of your garlic season, just saw your update. Are you on the planting or the harvest end of it now?
Still at the growing stage. All in and up, last varieties were planted around the end of May, probably 2 or 3 months off harvesting the first, which will be Monaro Purple. Harvested these and the Italian Stripe, which were the only two varieties deliberately planted last season when we planted the tomatoes last year, early November, which was later than it should have been for MP as about half had side shot.
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forgot to mention that we cut the second of the round squash from the butternut patch last night, as expected very similar to the first one, with flesh about 1.5 inches deep. Have kept seeds of both. Suspect maybe a chance cross between Waltham and what is known as Kent or JAP (Just another pumpkin) down here going by the colour on the ones at the Folks
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Default Saffron Update

For those whom are curious:

Plants are now all well up, final tally I believe to be 61 out of 63 planted. The first lot are the largest, with leaves upto 1 foot long and in some cases upto 5 or 6 clusters of leaves per corm planted. Not sure how this will translate into multiplication, but expecting to recover around 200 corms from the 3 pots and 4 boxes they are in.
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An update on the garlic for comparison for those of you who grow it up north.

The first photo is of the two plants of Monaro Purple that arose from broken off cloves, they were moved into there current position from the bed next to this one and continue to do well.

the next is a mix of turbans in a raised bed 2 foot deep, the top 4 inches under the mulch are straight compost, the balance subsoil.

The third photo is the balance of the Monaro Purple that was planted after we returned from Tasmania, doing well but still behind the missed plants.
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Doing very nicely, Whoz. Those turbans are quite early I hear. We are a month or more from harvest here, so actually we are ahead of you. Too funny, this is our consolation for barely being started when our friends down south US are done and cured.. We're just ahead of the Southern Hemisphere.
Those saffron are looking lovely as well in the middle of your winter. You're going to have a field of them! (Which is great because they don't produce a lot per plant.) Well worth it.
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Thanks Bower, we are probably 3 months off starting to harvest the turbans, with the other varieties to follow, taking us up to Christmas roughly. The Saffron are certainly doing well, I very interested in seeing how well they multiply. Have a spot picked out where I can set up a bed just for them.
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