Spring’s been knocking on my front door ~ see the photo of our front garden (still needs borders put in, will be re-using our old pavers)
Although just planted, the mulberry tree’s full of ~ well ~ mulberries ~ We’ve harvested about a dozen, before this picture was taken. The blueberries are bearing fruits now too, but a long way till they’re ripe.
The pomelo have finished flowering, they were huge white flowers loved by the bees,
Also in the picture is a white luffa from Chris which is growing really well.
We abandoned the espalier idea because my parents didn’t like it… well, it’s their house. ^^” The avocado went into its own bed.
Since the building of all the beds are completed and filled with dirt and mushroom compost + a little bit of horse manure or coffee ground in some lucky beds ~ we’ve been busy planting ~
I’ve transplanted a batch of salad seedlings which were so crowded in the pot that they never grew more then sesame size. I was just giving it a try anyway, but they grew! Although the Mizuna kept trying to bolt..
Sown from seeds direct to beds are choy sum, cucumber, squash, radish, pumpkins, beans, spaghetti Squash, and corn.
I’ve built a frame for the cucumbers and spaghetti Squash to climb on from two shop bought tomato stakes, two stakes from Chris (thanks Chris), and some wire trellis. um.. can't seem to find a picture of it... maybe next time..
The four waterchestnut planted in August are growing well, except for one that didn’t germinate. Although they might have been even better if somebody didn’t tip out the water and disturbed the soil….
The tomatoes & eggplant sown on the same day (moon planting day for roots) into egg cartons germinated in a week, but did not grow far beyond that… I’ve transplanted some into garden beds, and some into bigger pots last weekend… Not sure whether it was the wrong moon time, or because they didn’t like egg cartons.
Out of the toilet rolls only the watermelons were transplanted to a veggie bed. Some Chinese celery has germinated, but they are tiny… the winter melons, pigeon peas, and angled luffas have always been difficult for me and none have germinated.…
and peas are not doing so well….. peas must be because of the heat, although the snowpeas have flowered and started to grow pods... hopefully I can get some harvest pictures in the next blog ~