Have noticed that I’ve managed to post one blog each month in the past few months :) Yay~ Well, it’s time for another ~
I haven’t really got anything going at the moment growing wise, as anything that I’ve planted were either destroyed by the chooks, drown in the heavy rain, or stunned by the cold weather. Oh well ~
On the up side, we’ve been getting eggs, and occasionally paw paws and passionfruit! My mum reckons a couple of the largish paw paws have disappeared while still green… I don’t think we have possums here, but would fruit bats take whole green paw paws? Two of our chooks are laying now including the Araucana ~ although her eggs are not as blue as I hoped… especially her first few were a really ugly greenish cardboard colour ^^
First 'blue' egg on the left, and a leghorn's egg on the right
Our first producing Paw Paw tree
Got our first lot of mushrooms at the end of May, and had another lot last week...
We’ve got most of the sleepers laid in place waiting to be installed, as the ground’s not completely flat, we’ll need to do a bit of digging and levelling. The square garden beds for the Longan tree and avocado tree are built, but the Avocado tree is still in the pot. Instead the chicken coop’s sitting in its bed with birds netting and shade cloth surrounding it, hoping to confine the chooks (and their manure) to their place and stop destroying anything we planted including pot plants ~~ It hasn’t really been successful though as mum kept feeling sorry for them and let them out.. *sigh* Just discovered they ate all the yarrow (suspect) and Italian parsley today...
These beds are on the west side of the house where most of the available space are, and I am standing on the North side while taking this picture. Not the best aspect, but that’s what’s available. The avocado bed’s probably in a better position getting more morning sun and afternoon shade. The front yard get the best sun as it faces North, the lesson learnt here is when I get my own place, I’ll make sure that available space for veggie beds would be either on the North side or East side.
I think we’ll finish building four of the garden beds first before tackling the path surrounding the house so we can get something planted. Judging from my failure in raising seedlings and the weather maybe getting too cold to plant seeds, I might end up buying seedlings when the beds are completed… Can't wait to get some veggies in there!!