Sunday, February 25, 2007

Leafy Greens Area

Decided to pull out what tomato bushes that were just about dead last night. There is now only 1 plant left and the 3 basil plants in this area. Gave the area a bit of a going over with a garden fork and then left it for the workers to do their thing.

This morning the workers were put on site and going from the photo, they were full of beans and ready to dabble for grubs. On the breakfast menu were some curl grubs.

Earning a crust and happy to do so. Over the next week or so I'll let the gang into this area daily and they can hunt for all sorts of grubs and bugs for me.

At the same time I'll add some compost that is well and truly ready from the tumbler. Going from the soil there will be some gypsum added as well, due to the soil turning back to clay. Been a while since some was added to the soil in this area.

Looking at planting in this area : hearting and loose leaf lettuces, silverbeet, spinach and endive.

Over in the area where the pumpkin is getting a free ride (nothing came of any female fruits) I'm thinking of planting a root crop of carrots, swede and parsnips and radish. This could change down the track, but I don't think so.

Bluelake beans have finished, looking at putting a second crop in. Though a new area will be picked for setting up the trellis.

So in the next day or so, I'll check up and make a list of what can be sown at this time of the year and get started. On a whole the summer crops have done well.

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Susan Borgas said...

Our tomatoes are very late here (and healthy) due to late rains putting water in our dam. Hopefully the dewy nights will not effect the bushes, or early frosts for that matter either.

Lucky-1 said...

Good luck with the tomatoes, this year from what I have been hearing hasn't been a real flash one. Late, small and very slow.

Anonymous said...

Great site Lucky, Keep up the good work. My tommies are looking a bit sad at the moment. I think they were checked by the frost we had late last year and then by hail.

Lucky-1 said...

Thanks anonymous:)

Gardening sure can keep us guessing on how the harvest will go. Good luck with your tomatoes.