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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 07:25:58 AM »
Nice one Jenn - a lot of back breaking work - well done!  Yes deadly Nightshade comes to mind.  I am way to far away from them at the moment, Tom, but I will try and find a typical photo in a search.
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 07:42:44 AM »
Ahh yes, Deadly Nightshade is the garden weed with the green berries turn deep purple. 

Foxgloves was the name of the plant (well as I was told by Dad and he did Horticulture for 4 years), and yes they are poisonous - digitalis. 

Hmmm, all of the photos just show the tall pretty flower stem but not the bulky leaves I knew.

This site here has pictures of them ... https://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/weeds/foxglove-purple-digitalis-purpurea.html

But I remember more thicker foliage than that - more like Jenny's garden.

Its interesting doing research!!

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
Sure is... I have lots of foxgloves that pop up from time to time.  Woolly Nightshade grows rampant in places in Taranaki, especially council land. Like opposite my house, on a bank....
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2018, 01:14:20 PM »
and we start all over again but this year with much bigger gardens. Those things grew huge. 9 feet or there abouts. I needed a ladder to crop off the flowers.
I have a lot less lawn to mow now as I have dug up much of my back yard..........   well a little of my back yard :)

I have many trays like this all lined up in my workshop. Too cold to go outside. I wish Spring would hurry up :)

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2018, 01:40:30 PM »
I think it should heat up pretty quickly from now. The Sun's elevation should take over in the heating stakes! I have about forty or so palm trees that I planted. One that is really reliable with annual flowering is the Chinese Windmill Palm- first week of October it is away.

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2018, 10:00:51 PM »
So how are my lettuce plants going?
They are doing just fine.
October saw slow growth with still lousy weather.




Early November was time to plant out. This was followed by wind and rain and I ended up having to replace many of the plants.

So we built a wind break fence.








I should never have painted that wind break fence as it was very apparent I needed to paint the back fence :)

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
Mid December 2018

The weather has slightly warmed up and with weeks of sun in the morning and rain in the afternoon I have not had to use the sprinkler at all.
My lettuces are starting to take shape and I am spending my morning removing the laterals off my tomato plants and around 140 lettuce plants. This sure kills the back :)




The back fence got the better of me and has had one coat of watered down paint. Paint sure is expensive. My husband came out and asked me why I was painting the old tin for. I told him for a 'photo shoot' and with this he nodded his head and returned inside....lol



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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2018, 10:13:59 PM »
Definite case of cruelty to back fences there    :o
(well there was for a brief moment!)
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2018, 03:20:43 AM »
Hi Jenny,
are these somewhat the same?

Enjoy,
Paul
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2018, 09:08:25 AM »
HAHA  @PaulMy - lettuce for the kitchen others are for medicinal use!! LOL!  @JennyLeez - what a huge back garden area ...  what are you going to do when all the lettuces grow full at the same time?  Oh and the side fence could do with some paint too ... LOL!  :P

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 11:46:07 PM »
18th December 2018

@PaulMy
Gee you would need a lot leaves to make a half decent salad from those plants.
No my lettuces are nothing like that :)


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what are you going to do when all the lettuces grow full at the same time
I will be very very busy....lol
No it is not so bad, they start to turn yellow from the bottom up slowly. I hasten this by picking, placing in dark and high temp (6 days).
Once yellow I hang them in high humidity and temp until brown (6 days). Needless to say I have a weather station in my Garage which is now not a garage :)
Once brown they are air dried for a couple of months and then boxed for 1 year. So these lettuces below are for my salads in the year 2020 :)

Look at the growth in 12 days. Thats what sun in the morning and rain in the afternoon does. They love it. The only draw back is I am spending a lot of time removing the laterals and it is back breaking :)







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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2018, 10:05:36 AM »
18th December 2018[/size]

No it is not so bad, they start to turn yellow from the bottom up slowly. I hasten this by picking, placing in dark and high temp (6 days).
Once yellow I hang them in high humidity and temp until brown (6 days). Needless to say I have a weather station in my Garage which is now not a garage :)
Once brown they are air dried for a couple of months and then boxed for 1 year. So these lettuces below are for my salads in the year 2020 :)





Isn't that the process for tobacco plants to dried tobacco for smoking - Aha!  Now I get it, why @PaulMy  was sharing the other smoked product.  All for personal use only!  They are huge though!!  (Dummy me!)

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »
.... took me a while to cotton on.  PaulMy obviously knows his horticulture and picked up the variety of lettuce pretty quick!!  ;).

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2018, 10:26:11 PM »
@PaulMy @TonyC

That type of lettuce is legal in Canada isnt it.
They need to do the same in New Zealand and then maybe these idiots would stop using that chemical stuff that is killing them.

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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2018, 03:36:48 AM »
I was not very clear; it is not let us grow but let us use... O:-)

Using it became legal in October and many small and large industrial growing and processing operations have sprung up.  But the legal end-user distribution network hasn't kept pace yet.Jenny's garden would fit in well in that booming business.


Enjoy,
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2019, 11:27:23 PM »
After a week of temps in the low 30°C ( 86°F - 91.4°F ) and sprinklers going around the clock my lettuces are doing great.






As you see they are planted ways to close together which in themselves does not matter. But it sure is a mission taking off the laterals and flower buds. I end up a sticky mess and in the shower once done. These leaves are sugar saturated.

My pride in this years grow is slowly turning to anguish with the daunting task of having to harvest it all :)


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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2019, 03:19:09 AM »
Nice crop C:-)
And fence looks great!

Enjoy,
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Re: Jenny's Blog
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2019, 07:07:10 AM »
What sort of lettuces are they iv never seen anything like it.

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