I was outback and the garden was looking so good I thought I'd capture the moment.
As you can see, I'm growing sticks too -- cuts from mulberry bushes. I use the sticks to mark where I plant seedlings and to later deploy them to raise up climbers or ramblers.'Tis an African habit.The red berets are the latest design change to my terracotta clay pots.More pots are in hiding -- such as in the middle of those clumps of cabbages.
In One the fence at the back gets little sun -- around 4/24 at the moment -- so I've planted a row of spuds and some Warrigal Greens. The mirrors are a sun catcher experiment.
Number 5 is an heirloom squash. Six is Radichio, followed by Spring Onions, Ethiopian Spinach and Burdock(in the background:an artichoke mound.
After being ambivalent for a time I've aggressively returned to 'mixed vegetable planting' after seeing pictures of a family kitchen garden in Tanzania. It may seem like a jungle -- indeed it is -- but it is such a mix of annual plants that harvesting is an exercise in memory and discovery.
The paths are strewn with paper 'rubbish' on top of which I throw larger green wastes that can't go to the chooks. The only airborne plants at the moment is Cucuzzi and passionfruit.When any climber reaches the top of the sticks, I string them to the aerials above.
Not quite visible is the potatoes I've mingled among everything else. You pay a harvest price but it makes good use of space. Since I've planted out a lot more seedlings recently and tossed over a cover of coriander seeds -- I guess we ain't seen nuthin' yet.
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