Monday, October 28, 2013

Garbage Bin Pot Plant

 This lovely flower was rescued from the clearance section at the supermarket.
It is now in the rubbish bin...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chicken House

Not quite ready for the chickens.
Will the eggs be here for Christmas?

Friday, October 25, 2013

What is Working in the Garden?

 These zebra (75% sure) tomatoes were grown from last years seed savings
 and are doing well, after we removed the yellowing or diseased leaves 
and increased airflow.
The other tomatoes are loving the dry spell but will need a support this weekend.
 Mr Basil is having a ball with these toms, definitely a good match as they say.

Beetroot has been 50/50. Some I planted out too early and 
the poor things were too young and didn't survive.
 This pinkish plant is thriving but (oops) I have no idea what it is!
There is purslane, capsicum, chives and katsoi growing in the shade of the leaves.
They probably need thinning too.
 Lettuce is loving the shade cloth (old mesh curtain), 
and some coriander is starting to kick off in there also
 it was way too hot in the QLD open sun for it.
 The corn is reaching high amongst the clucker tucker
The mulberry had ripened its first berry for us, which was quickly stolen by a bird,
 so now we have bagged a few, just to try the first ones we have grown
 before they are stolen again!

This rose was transplanted (very ruggedly) to the orchard and it has flourished ever since.
I think we may move a few more if they are going to be this easy going.

Purples in the Garden

Beautiful colours.
The dam or pond is lovely in the morning when the flowers are out,
however we really need a little rain...



The Pumpkin Patch

Is going crazy. It loves this no dig bed.
I hope we have enough space? 
A simple pop in the seed and wait a few weeks 
and Bobs your uncle! 
I am hoping we can lift it up onto the wire mesh when it is ready, 
along with the cucumber in the middle.
To think it was just this little seed a couple of weeks ago...
This is loofah below, same deal, just pop in the seed and wait.

 Loofah is new to us, but I am looking forward to cooking some like zucchini
and trying the natural home made body brush also.