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  • Royston-Petrie Seeds P.O. Box 1152 Ph: (61) 2 6372 7800
  • Cornucopia Seed Cornucopia Seeds and Plants Ph (03) 5457 1230
  • Select Organic M.S 905, Lower Beechmont 4211 Organic Seeds
  • GreenHarvest 52 Crystal Waters, M.S. 16, MALENY 4552 Ph: (07) 5494 4676
  • Greenpatch PO Box 1285, TAREE, NSW 2430 (02) 6551 4240
  • The Italian Gardener Allsun Farm, PO Box 8050, Gundaroo, New South Wales, 2620 (02) 6236 8173 Italian vegetable seeds
  • Kings Seeds PO Box 2785, Bundaberg, QLD 4670, Australia Tel: 07 4159 4882
  • Phoenix Seeds PO Box 207 , Snug, TAS, Australia 03) 6267 9663 Only postal Very unusual seeds
  • Diggers Fantastic company become a member and help them in their work, they have two sites, St Erith (nr Daylesford) and Heronswood (Mornington Peninsula) and when you become a member you get sent out a free magazine / newsletter
  • Eden Seed M.S. 905, Lower Beechmont 4211 (07) 5533 1107 Lots of information botanical and taste
  • The Lost Seed The Lost Seed PO Box 321 SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 ph: 03 6491 1000 Has a selection of very rare vegetables, and a great free download of sow what when chart

Sunday, August 3, 2008

August in the Vegetable Garden

After my visit to Petty'srchard I was very inspired to get back into the garden, even after the snails had eaten my seedlings of Broccoli Romanesco (Brassica olearacea italica).

So I planted rocket, oak leaf lettuce and curley parsley in a hanging basket, that should stop the little critters. I have done this before and as long as you keep the watering up, green stuff should abound.

In this bed I have celery (apicum) plated deply in the pea straw and surrounded by a yogurt collar to increase stalk and less leaf, surrounding the brassicas yogurt pot collars to hold back the snails. In this bed I have planted Kale Nero di Toscana, which Stephanie Alexandre raves about so wil be good to taste it. Have some Red Russian at work I must bring home.

The lemon tree is flowering really well this year, ammazing what a little compost and water can do (Well I was working in Melbourne)

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