Monday, December 16, 2013

Or I could do you one of these...

We only feed them when Grandmother is coming over. She rather likes them.

Put in some mixed lettuce seedlings and silverbeet today. The birds ripped the net-bags from the berries along the fence and scoffed the lot, little beasts - so I'll put up some of the netting sheets to confound them. The magpies and the neighbour-children are working their way through the strawberries out in the front. The last of the caulis and broccoli will come out tomorrow -  not sure what to put in. I have no seedlings ready. Bad management!

Paul's little mate

Isn't he sweet?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Picking raspberries, fingerling beans, strawberries, broccolini, broccoli, spinach, beetroot, potatoes, kale, cauliflower, and the first of the yellow pear tomatoes.

Friday, December 6, 2013


shouldn't be planted straight after or in the same little bed as peas. I just discovered. Because brassicas don't benefit from too much nitrogen - they go silly and have lots of leaves. So - lesson learned.

Also - those early tomatoes were way too early and are all spindly and pathetic. Were all spindly and pathetic. I bit the bullet (I'm getting tough like that) and pulled them up, added some wood ash from the fire to the soil, fed it with comfrey tea and we'll try again soon. The later, post-Melbourne-Cup ones are coming along nicely. I left them alone.

We're all out of peas for the moment (some novellas are hopefully coming up soon) the broad beans are ready to pick, the kale is glorious, as are the strawberries. Also, the chooks got out the other day and unearthed some lovely potatoes. Oh, they did have fun!

Sown 12 tomatoes: four each of Hungarian Heart, Purple Russian, Big Rainbow and ??. I also took some cuttings of the Green Zebra and planted those direct.

Netted some of the thorn berries, since it appears those rotten little mynahs are getting into them. We're awash with raspberries - picking them every morning.