Things have been moving slowly around here, but the garden is starting to move into full swing.
We are harvesting dwarf beans, chilli’s, lettuce, pak choy, many types of herbs, silverbeets and chards. The corn is higher than the children, the carrots are finally up (dump a piece of wood on top until they germinate) and the egg plant is full of flowers. The cherry tomato is full of fruit that should be ripe soon and the other plants are just starting to flower. How my mouth waters at the thought of homegrown tomatoes.
It is with great pleasure to announce the chicken fence is chicken proof. It is such a relief that they can escape to the shade under the trees during the midday heat. And I know the vegetable garden is safe from the evil clutches beaks of the chickens. In two weeks the Luffas should be big enough to plant out on the fence. Then I have the fun of trying to stop them from eating the plants *what fun*
With the recent rains I have noticed the ‘pests’ are coming out. 28 spotted lady beetle, grasshoppers and aphids galore. The children are currently learning the fine art of bug catching and identifying if they can squish them.
Next week I will be doing a week of posts explaining ‘how to grow a .?. vegetable’ I figure I may as well use my knowledge gained from my TAFE certificate…
If there is any vegetable you are interested in growing and want info about propagating them and their growing requirements, post a comment below and I will (try) to help you.