- pruned my chilli padi plants.
- thinned out my pak choy and gai choy/mustard green seedlings.
- built a shade for my transplanted green globe artichoke plants & trimmed them.
- sowed sweet corn and other vege seeds.
- sowed lucerne seeds for green manure.
- did watering.
- deadheaded my daisy bushes.
- deadheaded my King Alfred daffodils.
Friday, August 26, 2011
It was a really busy 3 hours I had out in the garden last Saturday. I :
New chives emerging from the soil. Oh I just loving seeing life spring forth from the dead ground!
I sowed some yellow capsicum, kang kong (water spinach), egg plant, cucumber and lady's finger seeds.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Little man and I were admiring the blooming tulips along our driveway when we discovered loads of green juicy aphids attacking the poor tulips. They have been planted here along the shady driveway so this welcomed those pesky creatures. My son and I had fun squishing (sounds cruel) the aphids, esp my son.
Mid-winter, and all the daisies are flowering their heads away.
Finally I divided up the very much neglected evening primrose plants. I threw away a lot and have about 6 pots left. I wonder how they will end up (I mean in terms of look)
My son and I bought some alfafa seeds and it was really fun watching the seeds germinate and grow from pale seedlings into green leafy sprouts. I had prawns & alfafa sprouts sandwich for breakfast. My son does not enjoy vegetables (though I do force him to eat) so he just had a biteful of my sandwich and decided to stick with his toast with orange marmalade & cheese.
These are baby spinach which my son and I have planted. They have emerged but growing slowly in this cold weather. Well, spinach are cool season vegetables anyway.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
It's been donkey time I have updated my blog. I have not been planting very much this winter. Thought of resting myself and having more important priorities at the moment. I am still maintaining the garden though and the work never seems ending. My 3 chilli padi plants are still ripening their chillies. This year, the crop is very abundant. At least a hundred chillies or even more.
Arent the leaves of the choko pretty? The vine is growing very well in the pot. Come spring I will find a location in the garden to plant it permanently. I stir-fried two shop-bought chokos few days ago and they are really yummy. The whole family loves it.
The strawberry delight plantlets are doing okay and I would give a few of them away.
Here's the saffron crocus in the pot. Looks like grass. I wont get a crop this year. It will only flower in the next season.
Green Pak choy sprouting in the pot of chilli padi plants and also in the fig tree pot. They were seeds which came from the compost bin. I have thrown empty seed pods to be composted and they still contain some seeds, so when the compost was used as fertiliser, the seeds sprouted. A good thing!
My kaffir lime plant is doing well now in winter. I saw that one small box is sold for $4 in the supermarket! That makes my plant very very expensive!!! I use the leaves a fair bit for cooking. Fragrant!!
This is plot F. Sorry picture was not rotated. I grew some clover and biomustard here to clean and fertilise the soil.
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