September 2017 Harvest:
-650g Black russian and black cherry tomatoes
- 10 passionfruit
- 150g broadbeans
Apart from the glorious black tomatoes (my fave), harvest looks thin but actually I was not home most of September. So I thought I'd include some pics from my travels too :)…Continue
I'm feeling like my garden is just getting away from me at the moment. I'm behind in my planting, things are going to waste, everything is messy AND I've hardly been on BLF at all! :) I had planned to be out there all day today but I don't garden in the rain - not my thing.Continue
Added by Jeff Kiehne on September 30, 2017 at 22:10 — No Comments
With the persistence of the dry weather I thought I'd share with you the latest version of my clay pot irrigation system. I've been experimenting with the setup for a few years and this rig works to my satisfaction and prevails against, weather, pet dogs,bush turkeys, cane toads and crows.
While I'm staying at Armstrong Creek for this extended period of house sitting it has given me the opportunity to explore the region when I have the time at weekends. This weekend my sister was staying over and I wanted to go check out the Phoenix Sculpture Gardens at Mt Glorious run by Graham and Margit Radcliffe.
Graham is an incredibly talented sculptor and also a painter. They have a property at the top of Mt Glorious…Continue
Added by Lissa on September 24, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
*Apologies for late posting*
August 2017 Harvest:
70g cherry tomatoes
3 normal red tomatoes
1 black russian tomato (my fave)
1 massive choko
4 tatsoi heads
Has been a very busy month, wrapping up work before going away so have not been as active in the garden despite the nice weather (such a shame!!). Just…Continue
*Sorry for late post, have a backlog!*
July 2017 Harvest:
- 17 passionfruit
- 980g red eggplant
- 300g red scotch bonnet chillis (that's what they are called!)
- 4 chokos
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 180g pumpkin flowers
- 1 purple eggplant
- 2 cumquats
- 2 strawberries
- 5 lettuces + tatsoi + kale
- 1 cup nasturium capers
- 4 sourdough loafs
In July I had a surplus of some veg that I was…Continue
Started out being a brief update for Friday 22nd September 2017. Has grown into a mini-blog so I have transferred all the responses and deleted the original.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe yesterday…
Looking about, I'm soon set to drown in tomatoes which have occupied my patch like weeds.
The greens survive the heat and lack of moisture while the spuds begin to flag their readiness by consecutively dying back above ground.Beans and peas are a waste of energy but the squashes have…Continue
On days when it feels like nothing is growing in the garden, it is time to take stock.
These garden were planted on 5 June17. Set up as simple version of wicking bed, they produced wonderfully for a while. constant supply of lettuce. Cauliflower that turned out to be red kale. (Thanks BOGI.) Kohlrabi and actual cauliflower that bolted and flowered but then got finally eaten. Ah well. You live and learn. …Continue
Well my little garden is doing alright. I've been taking extra stuff into work quite regularly at the moment, eggs, passionfruit (boy are we sick of those), paw paws and Lemons and one of my workmates, in all seriousness, asked if I lived on a farm. She was quite amazed when she found out that my block of land is only 580 square meters. I guess, if you had of told me what I could produce, 10 years ago when I started slowly getting into gardening, and how much my garden…Continue
I found A Fajita kit in the back of the pantry today around 3 pm when I was seriously lacking inspiration for tonight's dinner. Well, that's an easy answer. I have some chicken breast in the freezer. I know! I'll duck out and get some greens from the garden .... and that was how the fritzing started!
Thinking about it, I also had some spinach wraps I wanted to use. I'll just replace the burrito wraps from the kit with them. Oh, damn. My Saudi students cooked last night.…Continue
Added by Andrew Cumberland on September 7, 2017 at 22:11 — No Comments
I would really like a banana
I would like to know more concerning this great idea. I 2 bath tubs and am keen to learn more about how what is needed to make such a garden. Irrigation, soils etc.
No matter what I do I cannot play rain god and the soil --such as it is -- dries the more.
The comestibles live -- indeed in demographic abundance -- but they do not live well as the wee things suffer from the absence of precipitation. Even the dew has got surly and comes in each morning parched.
But such weather as this seems to suit the squash family. Less mould. Not damp. Just right to throw out the buds and shoot out a succulent stem or ball.
After years been held hostage…