I just couldn’t face the chaos that work would have been today so I took a mental health day and spent it in my garden. It has been going great even though I’ve got a spider mite problem at the moment. My back garden outside the fence is doing fantastic. I have spinach beetroot and celery here as well as other bits and pieces.
Next is the potatoes I harvested out of there. Only 5 potatoes planted and I got all those you see down the side from the dug area you see. I’m starting to work this potato thing out! I’m keeping my small ones to replant as soon as theySuch a pretty basket full! These were from memory Dutch cream. They also did really well for me at the farm.
My bloody chooks have been getting out again and made a mess of my gardens. I decided to rip everything out and replant except for a marigold and some brassica in the first bed. Let’s hope I’ve managed to contain them this time. I also have a choko that a lady at work gave me and it seems to be reasonably happy. It is shoved between the concrete and the garden beds, a space of about 8cm! It seems to be doing fine and I hope I’m finally able to grow choko. Plan is for it to grow up the fence.
Do you rip out your broccoli once it’s main head is gone? Don’t! Have some patience and it will reward you with an even greater harvest of side shoots.
I’m just about out of citrus. I harvested the last emporer mandarin today, my 4 cara car oranges and some of the Afourer mandarins. That tree is still loaded as my husband and kids hate how hard it is to peel. Big babies! It is a really nice mandarin.
I also just had to show you my strawberries!! So good. About 1 punnet per week at this stage but soon it will be every couple of days. Can’t wait.
If you look in the background, you’ll see my very full fruit fly trap!
Well everyone, hope you stay safe and sane in these crazy times. I look forward to the day where everything goes back to normal but until then, at least I have my gardening to keep me sane.
happy gardening folks.
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