Thursday, March 29, 2018

Brink of Easter

And the end of daylight saving :(
And we do get an extra hours' sleep in the morning and it will be lighter when we get up :)
But it will all be doom and gloom earlier in the garden in the evenings after work :(

I have to be out almost every day to keep up with the beans, six plants of  'bobbica Dalmatian beans' and they produce like mad. One of the plants grows yellow/red flecked pods, the others are all green up my tall bamboo poles in a tight pyramid crossing over like teepee poles 2/3 of the way up.

I have not been all that happy with my tomatoes this season, the sweet 110's weren't sweet and my black krims weren't black. The sweetness can be fixed by making the soil more alkaline apparently, adding bicarb of soda does the trick, something to test out next summer

Best thing grown this year is the rock melons, planted 10 seeds, lots of plants, so far three melons. Strike rate is terrible, but the one that has ripened so far was wonderfully juicy and tasty, actual laugh out loud while juices dripped down our chins. I had watched a couple of YouTube vids on to when to tell they are ripe, and then you leave 'em for another 2-3 days :)

I've planted 6 mini broccoli plants, some cool sounding peas from Kings Seeds, 'Carouby' and there are dozens of silver beet seedlings that will need pricking out, ready for the winter stuff.

Cylindrical beetroot are nice and fat and will need harvesting in stages, the capsicums are reddening and there has been an explosion of rocket and coriander in the patch near the shed.
The worm farm seems to be happy and we have been adding diluted worm pee to almost everything.

Chilies and beans

I removed all the young lemons from the yen ben to improve future crops

Rock melon cradle

most tasty juicy rock melon ever, 2 more to come
More beans :)

A small visitor

Not the native one, they have blue spots on their front legs

Garden friend on the dark Dahlia

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