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hi from trina

hi, im south australian . have a small garden . am fairly new to gardening but have found that i love it. I am trying to grow a few fruit trees and flowers. with the small space ive got and our heat and dry climite,its hard to grow anything but im trying . itsa lot of trial and erorr. my vegies have to be growen in a whiite vegie box . only a small space in the actual garden means it grows the 2 apples one a small one and the apricot and peach trees. im still waiting for the trees to fruit yet. i had some pots of small minis of the citrus but they all were dieing in the end in pots. must have been the heat in our climite. anyway i have joined this group for some help with my garden . so we shall see if it makes me a better gardener. I had packets of peas snow and normal ones but they all died in the end . if the stated to sprout they just didnot grow. but having said that we did have the coldest and weatest winter ever . so thanks for listening. trina

Posted over 8 years ago
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

Hi trina,
I was wondering how you guys in South Australia were doing. There was a news report that you’ve had record rain and cold spells and my first thought was that the rain would be good as you’ve had it tough over the last, couple of years? or perhaps, decade. Seems you can’t win a trick at the moment!
Peas are slow over these cooler months and if the soil or weather is marginal then they’ll turn up their toes all too quickly.
Once the warm weather kicks in hopefully there will be a brighter outlook for us all, and particularly yourself.

There should be a few local gardeners dusting off their trowels soon, so keep an eye out for them, and don’t be afraid to Follow them as that way you’ll be up todate with their activities. Their experiences should be invaluable for the conditions that South Australians have.

While you are waiting have a look around at the various groups and other gardener’s efforts. There’s plenty of fantastic gardens here (worldwide) that showcase what you can do with small areas, pots or in extreme conditions (just using your constraints as examples).

Good luck, and hopefully the turn in the weather will make all the difference.

Posted over 8 years ago

thank you for that info. yes that expains why they all died. so who is a good south ausie to follow ? thanks trina

Posted over 8 years ago
graibeard

graibeard

Folia Helper

Australia9b

I don’t know, and I’m not just being diplomatic either! :-)

There are a few ideas under the Find out who’s here heading on the invite page. If you use the map page mentioned there and type in Adelaide you should get a few flags pop up, zoom in to the adelaide one and you’ll get two pop up boxes one has 3 gardeners, the other about 20. Make a cuppa and Click away. ;-)

Another way is to create a garden and set up your locality correctly (so that the map agrees with what you’ve typed, as you’ve done) and there will be a list of Nearby gardens. Make another cuppa and click away again!

There should be a few active members, and if there aren’t and you like what you see then Follow them anyway, it won’t hurt and they may just be waiting for some activity to get motoring again.

Posted over 8 years ago
chobbzy

chobbzy

Folia Helper

Australia10

Hi and welcome to Folia, just my 2 cents worth my wife’s Auntie lives in Adelaide and her backyard was smothered in vegetables she’s to old now so has stopped growing.

Don’t I seem to remember Adelaide has sever water restrictions if that’s still the case you could try a no-dig garden they hold water well or maybe a square foot garden depending on your mix they can hold water well also lots of luck with what ever you decide to do.

Posted over 8 years ago

Hi and welcome – no dig gardens are such fun and work very well – anyway welcome from Qld

Posted over 8 years ago

thanks guys and yes it is very dry here . we have very bad water restrions. but with this rain and cold we have now its ok .except all the seeds i planted for spring to eat . hopefully may not like this rain and cold . heres hoping . dont have much space for a propper garden so im planting vegies in boxes . they work amazingly well . I cover them with white netting . well we shall see.

Posted over 8 years ago

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