February 1st, 2009 AndrewD
What have we been harvesting recently? Lots of tomatoes, cherry and Roma in particular and the Amish soon to turn red. We have been eating them and I have been supplying some to people in Sydney and at present we still have 2kg in a basket in the kitchen. We have approx 8 kg of potatoes and we still have 6 plants (Nicola) to harvest (probably next weekend).
The cucumbers and zuchini are coming on strong and we made our first zucchini pickle of summer (and probably not the last) We have been getting a few cobs of corn as well and of course beetroot, radish and lettuce. All the onion has now been pulled up and we did have about 35 (more purple than brown). Definately a lot more onion next time.
November 8th, 2008 AndrewD
Well, we survived the onslaught of 13 year old girls. All went reasonably well. In the end it was Lee-Ann that escaped while I watched a movie in the kitchen on the laptop. Later on I will get some images of Lynsey blowing the candles on her cake out.
Last nite it rained and it is approx 11 degrees here but the garden looks OK. So today I am ripping the weeds (patersons curse) out from around the water tanks. If I get time I will lay a quick garden bed, no edging and plany a few zucchini (yes a glutton for punishment) and the Minnesota Rockmelon. Hopefully they will supress the weeds that want to grow there.
The other piece of info is that I am back to Sydney tonite (via the XPT). The reason for it is that I am still President of BikeSydney the local bicycle user group in the City of Sydney. and every year we host the Sydney leg of the International Bike Film Festival (International site http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/ ; Sydney site http://bffsydney.org).
Bicycle Film Festival - Sydney 2008
So tomorrow I am helping with the Newtown Festival where we have a stall and next weekend is the actial festival.
March 6th, 2008 AndrewD
Well it has been a week between posts but here is a bit of a catch up, Lee Ann and I built vege patch #3 last week. It was constructed using a combination of sleepers (had a few left) and rock logs. This patch will be used for our garlic which I purchased from http://www.garlicfarmsales.com.au.
The garlic purchased was
- 6 bulbs – Fiery Punch
- 1 bulb – Rose Brown
- 1 bulb Silver Rose
- 1 bulb Shantung Purple
So I am planning to have them in the ground this coming weekend.
On vege patch 2 everything has sprouted except the cabbage, does this take longer to sprout? I will give it another week to see how it goes. with vege patch one MORE zucchini and it looks like we will get some corn before it gets too cold, some corn heads are developing – woohoo. The other big event this weekend is of course the Yass Show, we went last year so expect an update with photos after we go to it this weekend.