The experimental upside-down tomato plant is also fruiting, but not as well as the ones in the ground. Under the tomato basket, I've lined a trench with comfrey leaves and will put in a few potatoes.
Picked the last radish - it was a whopper.
I've already sown another row of radishes on the other side of the silverbeet, seedlings are coming up nicely. although they're looking a bit drowned by the downpours we've had over the last few days. I sowed some carrot seeds in the old radish row about 2 weeks ago, but no signs of life (sigh)... Haven't had much luck with carrots, but try try try again. Same thing with beans - only 2 have come up and are flowering. But.. a couple of selfseeded purple kings are struggling bravely amongst the tomatoes and have produced a few beans -
Snow peas are doing well, again crowded by lettuces -
We've been eating kale almost everyday (thanks Chris, for introducing it to me!), and alas, I've crowded them with garlic, mustard greens, raddichio, mint, not realising they would grow so vigorously.
The bokchoy and tatsoi are also welcome additions to the stirfrys and noodlefrys.
Now in my taro hunt, we spotted these in the swampy ground beside the road - do they look like the real thing? Someone told me that the edible plant has a little purple spot on the leaf and yes there's a spot!
It's such a lovely time of the year, and such a thrill that we are now mostly self sufficient with veges and fruit (pawpaws, bananas and custard apples), only need to buy carrots, potatoes and onions!
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