Got my first order from Daleys, I feel part of the club! Couldn't get over how carefully packed the plants were (sooooo much better than Garden Express) You can tell there is love in the company. Here I think is a Kaffir Lime, Florda Peach and Canistel :) so far have put in 65L wicking pots. Haven't decided on locations for planting but with heavy clay think might leave in pots... will see.
My sourdough breads are getting more adventurous - started putting in grains, nuts, fruits and spices with different flours too!
Did try my hand of goat's milk ricotta but I put some flavoured vinegar in to curdle at the start and no matter how much other vinegar I put in the *** milk would never curdle! Had to end up tipping the lot out! :(
While on the topic of not so successful adventures, my garlic so kindly gifted from Elaine sprouted 100% but doesn't seem to show any sign of bulb splitting/growing, despite leaves dying off. Put them in a too shady position. Lesson learnt. Am thinking of transplanting to another bed to see if ever it wasn't too late....?
Inspired by Rob I decided to separate out my perpetual spinach - the thing had really long root!! Pic above - the plant spanned almost the width of the outdoor table. Probably have waited a bit long to separate them and will see how they fair in a couple of weeks. So far the replants are a bit limp. Had to divide them though because overcrowding was started to make disease (See discolouring of bottom left plant on bottom left pic above? starting to look like brown silverbeet). Below - The bed immediately after the transplant
Yay! A Jap pumpkin, after having the vine stay over winter from last summer. Seems to be the only proper pumpkin though, lots of female flowers but no so many males... wondering if should remove this vine and sow new seeds. Plus Partner is complaining that it is taking over yard etc etc
So proud! Not quite ready yet but this is the first "big" (i.e. not cherry) tomato I've ever been able to grow (hope I get it before the birds do). From memory it's a black russian? Got loads of green cherry toms coming on, can't wait!
This polystyrene wicking box business has been a massive success. I've been putting the tops of cut beetroot, silverbeet, celery etc directly into these with misc herbs and they are so lush! Combination of self watered and netting has made a big difference. Happy about this, getting ready for summer.
I've also got my first pawpaw flowers on (YAAAAAAY!!!) and also madagascar beans. My neighbour "accidently" harvested the first lot green (some 1kg, sniff) thinking they were snowpeas. Luckily it is very prolific. Looking forward to some beanage soon.
And then my happy flower garden - some daffodils from last year, native violets, blue salvia, royal carpet alyssum and dianthus :)
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