It's messy and jungle-like and green merges into green so that it is always hard to distinguish the species of plants one from t'other.
But I've tried...
Captured en route to the heavens: my bottle gourd vine.Once up there it runs along an aerial.Below, mainly tomatoes. There's also a winged bean in there. As I recall: spring onions too.
Late corn, Balinese: Tested my soil. Since it still has a temperature of 22C at thumb length depth, maybe I can get away with it? I mean the corn to cob. Tomatoes in the foreground and some basils which I don't like so I've just planted some Greek Basil seed (which I know I like) today.
Plunge pool in background: wherein I daily bathe my body despite the cooling weather. It's getting colder in the waters such that the regular reading of its daily diurnal chilling is making me obsessed with the minutiae of the centigrade scale.
Tromboncino climbing up a ladder. I trim back feral vine ends. But they are lazy climbers. They shoulda thought about that when they grew their fruits so long...A worm tower in the background and bean ladders.There's also a late Armenian Cucumber which seems to have miss-read the seasonal clock.
There's potatoes, beans, bulb fennel, tomatoes, chili and zucchini in there....somewhere. The straight up stems are Vetiver. The Styrofoam balls were washed ashore along Moreton Bay. I thought I'd use it to grow beans up but it waves in the wind.
Garlic, Perennial Capsicum and tomatoes in the background.Note how the grass clippings dry out to that 'look' -- and no weeds. The rope at left is an experimental drop down from the aerials above to gather and support the tomatoes below.
I like planting deep into the mulch (and soil) so that the young seedling is protected by the mulched thickness during its infancy. On sand you can get away with such hacks.
Each drill is a walled canyon filled with seed raising mix into which the seed is sown.
The coriander planted is just seed coriander sold by spice merchants.
These are the new beds: set of four surrounded by Vetiver -- and soon to be so divided. These beds are being planted out with seedlings as they come to hand..
The seed raising station moves around with the sun and seasons -- either towards the sun or away from it. That's my preferred seed raising container size:90mm Squat Plant Pot .Much more forgiving of my limited skill set than the thimbles.
The 90mm pot also doesn't require an expensive fertilised +++seed raising mix -- if you make your own blend.
Encroaching is a Kabocha vine. I had to move a pumpkin aside so I could take the shot.
The real surprise -- Japanese pumpkin, Kabocha. Got quite a few of these among the vine-age. Put lippy on it and ask it out for a date. Change its nappy. Discuss philosophy. And you can eat it too.
Holes with hats: worm towers for kitchen scraps. Between two asparagus ferns and supposedly some Yacon. I luvs these towers. Easy to make. Cheap. Efficient. Dog unfriendly despite the buried bones within. No rodent issues.
Note the sticks. I collect sticks of all kinds and use them to mark out what I plant. Usually that's a seedling rather than a seed.Seeds by their ownsome don't prosper so well in mulch.
I've given up on 'staking'.
Add a Comment