Here goes, my very first blog!
This is going to be my way of keeping track of everything in my garden. Something I have not been very good at up to this point.
Last Sunday (28 March 2010) was a good day in the garden. I pinched an old storage container from inside the house to use as a mini greenhouse. I planted loads of chili seeds in jiffy peat pellets, including Bhut Jolokia, Pasilla, Chocolate Habanero, Fatalli, Yellow Cayenne and Red and Yellow Peter Peppers. I hope the Chillies will grow well considering that it seems to be getting colder pretty quickly. In here I also have Cauliflower and Coriander seeds.
I used plastic bottles cut in half to cover 10 mm pots and make individual little greenhouses in each pot. In these I planted seeds of Brocolli, Zucchini, Celery and Kale.
The Red Habanero Chillies we planted about a month? ago are getting bigger, the ones at the front are much bigger, as the trees above block the sun to the ones at the back. I hacked off a couple of these lower branches to let more light in. Oooh and the moon and stars melon is getting much bigger, I so hope it ripens for us before it gets too cold.
Tried to do the mini greenhouse thing directly into the garden too but It hasn't worked this time. The crows and magpies keep knocking them over and now I don't know where they are supposed to be. I will have to build a scarecrow... wonder if they really work?
My paper bag tree. It seems everybody and everything wants a piece of my tomatoes, so I am trying to protect them with the bags, of course the very next day it poured down and they all fell off so I had to go around and re-bag. Seems to be going pretty well so far, I have left a couple of Toms hanging out that had already been chewed by some bug as a sacrifice.
Last but not least the Bananas, the new ones are going much better than last time, it seems like it is massacre to chop their heads off despite reading and seeing diagrams of the chop on the internet, although one is hanging on so we'll have to wait and see. We have new leaves on the un-beheaded banana in the foreground now which is looking great. Fingers crossed.