You turn your back for five minutes and the greening business takes off.
It's scary. There's a thickening -- and, dare I say it, a quickening..
Outback, plants rule.
I don't think there is one seedling -- and few seeds -- that haven't settled in situ and are now officially on the grow list.
I must be doing a few things right.
At times like this it all seems to come together in a holistic garden-of-eden sort of way.
I have spring onions a plenty, parsley,coriander, leaf celery, basil, tomatoes, brassicas, my trombonchino has taken off, potatoes, even the root veges have taken to the depths (touch wood), pepper leaf, climbing beans,lemons, nopales, broad beans, mizuna,Okinawan spinach, pigeon peas, chokoes (of course)... burdock, purple yams, jicama, sunchokes and yam bean.
On the go, soon to be planted out, are a range of radicchio/chicories and the rakkyo onions I just divided. In hope of starch I have elephant's foot and African yams being nurseried.
I have been renovating my ponds with the notion of growing more species of edible water plants. I added one to the two I had, and hope to convert my bath tub into a yabby pond.*
Now that I'm master of the art of water conditioning I am confident I can keep the life aquatic in comfort.
Above ground --and water -- i'm gonna have another crack at growing paw paws. Most trees, even wee ones,offering edibles, don't survive well on my patch of sand -- but a neighbour ( 800 metres away) has done wonders with a pawpaw grove grown over many years of attention.So I'm gonna beg for his seed and advice.
And figs...I want a fig tree.
But for now, everything's copacetic.
* Aside from a mix of online info, keeping and growing yabbies is referenced in these manuals which I hope to study. Ironically, friends catch sand and mud crabs when I'm thinking freshwater crustacea. Guess I'll need to later consider crabbing in the brine.
FYI here's an overview (pdf) on keeping yabbies.
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