Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thoughts for late summer

I know what to call the grape tomato that's gone insane over Bed #1: Fifty Shades (of Grape Tomato). It needs regular tying up!

Garden February 2015

Bed #2 will need to go to green leafies over the winter - no heavy feeders since it spent the summer with zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum, pumpkin, and sunflowers. And then after the leafy greens, I might do a winter green mulch.

Basically, I need to work out my rotation planting sets better.

The last zucchini in Bed #1 is not doing so well - it's reached the end of its useful life and probably needs composting. I'm uncertain as to whether to try for seeds from it or not. My instincts say 'not' because it was very prone to mildew, even if it was crazily productive.

Bed #1 is generally a problem: even once the tomatoes come out and I replant out the lemongrass, there are still carrots and...other things in there. Although now that I pulled out the potato (got a couple of nice little new potatoes), maybe I don't have to worry quite so much about it?

A bunch of photos from the last week:

Good Bug Bed
Garden February 2015

Fifty Shades (of Grape Tomato): it needs regular tying up
Garden February 2015

The potato bed. I think it needs more potassium to really do well - that, and mulching.
Garden February 2015

Spaghetti Squash. This is the furthest along, but there are several others biding their time on the vine.
Garden February 2015

Squash, strawbs, and a chilli.
Garden February 2015

Ong-Tsoi, or Chinese Water Spinach.
Garden February 2015

Corn.
Garden February 2015

More Tomatoes.
Garden February 2015

Takeover vine - I think it's a pumpkin, but no sign of any fruit yet.
Garden February 2015

Kumera, with a multi-graft apple on the right and a dwarf avo on the left:
Garden February 2015

Sunflower, beans, and passionfruit.
Garden February 2015

Garden facing east:
Garden February 2015

Garden facing south:
Garden February 2015

There's a lot in there, and I'm trying to get even more in! And what isn't going to be fruit is going to green crops. Lots of mulches - I need a way to keep the soil healthy without having to repeatedly import things.

1 comment:

  1. You are naughty... or very clever :-) 50 shades!

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