With the rainy weather in October, there wasn't much gardening done... sown quite a bit this month though.. hope it's not too late..
A lot of peaches have fallen in the rain, so I had to picked them all up. I wanted to bag some of the fruits, but noticed many are starting to rot on the tree, and some of them have clear jelly like substance oozing out from the fruits. I’ve picked a lot off, ending up with half a wheelbarrow of wasted fruits… I’ve bagged a few very young fruits anyway, but I noticed they still fell and rot. So I suspect the main culprit is not just the fruit flies, but peach twig borer as well… peach is just so hard…. In hindsight I should have picked them all while I could..
The tomatoes been pull up, and as usual, have found root knot nematodes … so have pull up some marigold around the garden and chop them into the bed.. half of the bed is now growing purple king, dragon's tongue, & blue lake beans, and the other half are corn and will be sowing peanuts as well,
That’s pretty much all the work I’ve done other than harvesting in October.
I’ve been harvesting mostly broccoli and sugarloaf cabbages, a few carrots, parsnip, and radish, and of course eggplants…
Also, one thing I’ve learnt with garlic and tulip bulb is, if you are planning to lift them after they die down.. make sure you poke a marker next to it or you won’t be able to found them…. I hope they’ll shoot back up next year..
I've cleaned up the root bed with carrots and parsnip earlier in November... there seems to be much more greens than the roots...
I was expecting a bit more than that .... anyways, I've sown rosella on half of this bed, and Chinese greens on the other half.
My other corn bed looks like it's about to produce ~~
But there's still no signs of any purple sprouting broccoli ^^"
Noticed the limpy rainbow chard under the broccoli? They don't like hot weather at all! While the standard white stem silverbeet in other beds are still standing upright ....
In the contrary, I am surprised by these ornamental kale... I thought kale likes cold weather, but this is what it looked like today... and it was hot out there..
Lastly, all but one of my Mulberry cuttings strike, and I only needed two. Please let me know if anyone's interested and I will bring them to the December meeting :)