Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Sunday, 28 October 2007
Saturday, 20 October 2007
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Apologies to all for the lack of posts in the last week. Time has just gotten away from us.
After three days of rain, Dougie's garden is looking like a million bucks. Towns just down the road were hit by huge hailstones, however we only received buckets and buckets of rain. The official veggie log as it stands on the 11th of October is as follows:
- Eggplants - still small, no fruit, but looking healthy.
- Lettuces - beautiful, green and crunchy. Eating them now
- Silver beet - red, yellow, orange, green and crunchy. Eating them now.
- Carrots - look like aliens, still taste great. Eating them now.
- Sweetcorn - still growing, wind hasn't got 'em yet.
- Climbing beans - 10 cm high, being watched with much anticipation.
- Bush beans - 10 cm high, I don't know what to expect with these.
- Peas - had their day. Trying to flower again, but there is really no hope of more peas.
- Tomatoes -They're very healthy looking plants, I'm just praying no rot sets in.
- Radishes - look like fairies' feather dusters at the moment, hoping for big things.
- Pumpkins - coming up in strange places and spreading across the lawn; look out!
- Capsicums - going for a second year on the same plants; fingers crossed.
- Broccoli - has been an absolute winner, but not for much longer.
Jonathan Honey' s hutch has stood up to everything that mother nature could throw at it. He has been warm, dry, well fed from veggie garden throw outs, and relatively protected from marauding packs of dogs. The poor little bugger has had to move into the front yard because Jackie and Robbie have decided the best place to stand all day long is on top of the Hutch Mahal, like two little foxes at the top of a rabbit hole. The wire kept him safe, but his nerves were shot to pieces. He's now going to spend the summer beside the sunflowers at the side of our house.