Well, this is different from last year. From memory, it was very dry and warm. I'm not complaining, I love the rain for my garden and the tank most certainly needs it. Lots of things are happening in the garden at the moment, which is just wonderful. In fruiting news, we are harvesting nectarines. There are not as many as there was last year but I did thin them to try to increase size - which they have done nicely. We have already harvested about 2 kg and there is at least another 2 left on the tree. The peaches have always done better and I've probably got at least 5-6 kg of peaches which should start ripening mid November. I also think I probably didn't prune them correctly last year. I've been watching this wonderful lady on You-tube called Margaret Sirl and she posts really easy to understand pruning demo's. Both my nectarines and apples need to be kept small, so I'm going to try to follow this regime next year.
I pulled out my measly potato harvest to make way for Lissa's sweet potato slips that I snaffled at the garden visit. There are HEAPS of potato's but most are very small. I couldn't leave them in any longer as the plants had all died back. I don't know what killed them off early. I'll try again next year and hopefully my plants will live long enough that the babies will turn into biguns.
I also potted up my Brown Turkey fig (Thanks Roger) and Taro plant (I think I'm thanking Christa for this one - please correct me if I'm wrong)
Well that's it from me folks. Busy day of planting ahead this weekend. Hope you all enjoy the weekend and get a chance to get out in the garden. Happy gardening people.
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