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Just some update...

My chinese green (Florence 's seeds) have just decided to sprout..
These 2 pictures are taken 5 days apart.. I think they should be ready in one more week.. we do like them young..
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I have since putting seed in (container) every weekend.. hopefully I will get my weekly supplies of vegies that way :thumbs:

The Zucchini went berserk.. and threaten to take over the patch... I have also realise the zucchini I got is actually a hybrid (Black Jack), therefore I can't save the seed from it :roll: so I think I am going to pull them out as soon as they stop fruiting and going to put in 'Black Beauty' instead.

The first flower and first fruit.. taken a few days apart..
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Another success are the turnip.. these are the first thing to sprout and 2nd to harvest, to be fair, I bought the zucchini as seedling and the turnip sprout from seed...
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I have been adding turnips seed every couple of days so I can continue to harvest them :thumbs: loved them.. OH have this beef stew recipe, which just bring out all the sweetness of the turnips.. looking forward to it :claps:

The boys helping as well
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My harvest yesterday morning, very little, but it is the first this season, I think it will increase with time..
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Comment by Florence on June 28, 2010 at 10:08
Well done Joanne ~ and your chooks have done great work preparing the soil for you! Your radish grows much faster than mine!! I don't even see much of leaves yet... I hope it's not due to nematodes in the soil...

Albert loves those beef stew, but since I don't eat beef, I like my radish in hotpot/steamboat, and I want to make radish cake ~ wish my radish will grow quickly ~ but I would harvest them a bit bigger if they don't bolt to seeds ^^

I think Mick mentioned that he was looking for a beef stew recipe with Daikon Radish as one of the ingredients in one of my previous blogs.. http://brisbanelocalfood.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2047708%3AB...
Comment by Joanne Chung on June 28, 2010 at 8:28
maybe the chook poo did made a different to the soil.. :)
Comment by Donna on June 28, 2010 at 8:20
Wow, seems like only yesterday you started planting! Great to see helpers in the yard too :)
Comment by Lissa on June 28, 2010 at 6:12
Lovely crop Joanne :) I'm still waiting for the turnip to come up.
Comment by Vanessa Collier on June 27, 2010 at 22:30
Looking good Joanne. I still haven't had success with zucchinis.
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 27, 2010 at 13:43
Looks fabulous Joanne ... well done! I see your apprentices are having a ball :-)

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