Sunday, November 9, 2008

Growing Challenge Update 2

There is lots of planting and maintenance happening in the garden but not a lot of harvesting as we really are in between seasons at the moment. All the winter produce has now finished and I am awaiting some summer vegies to get a move on! We have had a couple of quite cool weeks so things are really quite slow.

For harvesting at present
  • rhubarb
  • garlic all needs to be pulled this week
  • still asparagus, although probably for not much longer
  • English Spinach
  • Strawberries (there would be bucket fulls if it wasn't for the bugs)
  • lots of herbs although the coriander has now finished and won't be replanted until the end of summer
Planted over the last week
  • 2 punnets of leeks
  • 1 punnet of spring onions
  • 1 punnet of basil into old laundry troughs
  • 6 Japanese pumpkins (don't really need them, but couldn't resist grabbing a punnet and having a go as I haven't grown them before)
  • 3 zucchini I raised in the greenhouse
  • row of climbing beans
Maintenance this week
  • Pulled out the rest of the silverbeet (all gone to seed) and gave to the pet lambs who loved them
  • pulled out rest of climbing peas and moved frame to put climbing beans on
  • finished putting pea strew around tomatoes, eggplant and capsicum, Ian brough more down from the shed so there is more to go around this week
  • potted more baby asparagus seedlings
  • gave most of the vegie garden and pots a good dose of seaweed solution
'The Boys' waiting for another wheelbarrow load of scraps from the garden
Henry, Alex, Charles, Lawrence and Bruce


Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed looking around your garden and seeing your cheeky lambs too.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are blessed indeed!!