Walk With Me Vegetable Garden Allotment Subtropical Start Of Spring

Please join me on a leisurely walk around my vegetable garden allotment and orchard to see what’s been going on in our subtropical food garden for the first …

20 Responses to “Walk With Me Vegetable Garden Allotment Subtropical Start Of Spring”

  1. Gardening With Puppies Reply January 21, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Mark, you and dI will be growing all during everyone else’s winter. I love
    your place. Your gardens are wonderful. I am looking forward to watching
    your seedlings thrive during the season. I don’t think I would want to be
    around that bird you mentioned. I’m glad we don’t have them here. Can’t
    blame them for wanting to protect their young but that poisonous barb does
    not sound fun. Those red potatoes looked wonderful. Thanks so much for the
    great tour.

  2. Your artichokes are huge. What a lovely looking plant though. I hope they
    give you lots of chokes. I have 3 in the ground now after seeing yours and
    seem to be growing pretty well in some average soil.
    Would love to see how your apples grow. I have a tropical apple in but no
    idea how it will go up here. Same with my low chill peaches and nectarines
    (reckon the fruit fly might be the only problem with the stone fruit).
    I fermented some cucumbers a while back by putting them in a jar whole with
    just garlic, salt and water. Had to keep a close eye on them but they
    tasted awesome. Nice crunch and sourness to them. Have been trying to get a
    decent harvest of cucumbers since. Put in some achocha cucumbers this year
    so should have plenty to ferment.

  3. RobBobs Backyard Farming Reply January 21, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the wander through Mark.. Will be great to see how it progresses
    through the hotter months..
    Cheers mate.. 

  4. OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Reply January 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful garden, Mark!

  5. That was a nice walk Mark! Looking forward to watch your summer gardening
    this winter, it will help me get through it ;) 

  6. So plus side, you get tomatoes all year round. Downside, even the seagulls
    are venomous and can kill you. Aus really is a strange place :-) Who am I
    kidding, I only lived there for a short time but I cried when I left. I am
    interested, what variety of Borlotti beans are you growing? Over here we
    can only grow Tongue of Fire because nothing else can stand up to British
    weather. What do you grow? Mark it is a real privilege to watch how you
    have your garden producing so much. If there really was an Eden, I reckon
    you bought it mate. Well done!

  7. Australian Barbs? are mean! Yikes, poison wings? ha ha.. I love your
    garden. Your potted plants are amazing. I think one of the biggest things I
    learned about containers is you need really large ones to hold moisture.
    The broccolini that went to seed is a beauty and so is your purple
    cauliflower.
    Can you mulch that raspberry area before pulling things out? Why are they
    high maintenance? (Just planted a raspberry lol) I really enjoyed this
    video. SO much to enjoy!

  8. Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens Reply January 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful gardens, Mark! Do you ever use the Dill flower heads in your
    pickles? You should try it if you like a really strong dill taste! Don’t
    worry about the video length..lol I can relate. Sometimes it takes longer
    to get the point across ; )

  9. I bookmarked this Friday and just watched the entire video from start to
    finish. Thanks for the wander. I learned a few things along the way. I
    have the same Cucamelon seeds. Bunnings, right? I considered those Thai
    Eggplants from the same range, but grabbed Cape Gooseberries instead. +Rob
    Bob’s Mouse Melons should be the same thing as our Cucamelons. 

  10. Looks great Mark. I’m overseas at the moment and hoping my kids are
    keeping my lil’ farm running. Fingers crossed! Damn mate – you got me all
    inspired with no place to grow!

  11. hi this is mick my beans went crazy this year so i looked on utube and
    found a good recipe for pickle beans with chilli and they were great
    cheers 

  12. RealignPelvis AndSpine Reply January 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    wow, wherever you live, you don’t get frost obviously. we get black frosts
    out near kingaroy. i have an illness so live with my parents. they’re
    trying to sell their house out here so we can move closer to the coast
    (probably bundy or maryborough or somewhere where there’s no frost and more
    rainfall). i can’t wait until i can grow tomatoes and passionfruit and
    custard apples etc. you lucky thing.

  13. Always enjoy your videos Mark.

  14. Great video mark. Gosh, so inspiring and lots to think about. I will be
    asking some questions on your blog.. Thanks for sharing your wonderful
    garden.

  15. Thanks Mark….really enjoyed your tour of the garden….hehe I notice you
    have some nice spring facial growth too! ;) I found some green zebra toms
    today to try…still a bit cool in Melb for them but I am raring to plant
    them. Well I hope your grapes grow and you have some luck with those avos.
    Regards Anthea :) 

  16. thanks for the video mark i always enjoy them , you have really lovely
    garden .

  17. …and I bought a lime tree today too! hehe

  18. Love your garden. It is wonderful seeing how people garden on the other
    side of the world. Many similarities and some unique differences. Look
    forward to seeing how your garden progresses over your summer. Thanks for
    sharing.