The veggie patch has been going really well considering I have been neglecting it with so many other things. The only problem I have at the moment is that some of the dreaded weeds are coming back and I need to get my hands on some more mulch. I seen some for sale in town for $4 a bale which is very good. So I might grab a few bales it will help the patch and give me time to get back in there and give it some tender loving care (TLC)
In my drums above I have planted potatoes and pumpkin (with a coulple of weeds) and they seem to be growing well. I have been reading various ways of growing potatoes and I thought I might experiment a few different ways, I'll have to post pictures of my experiment.
These are my zucchini plants with a bit of powdery mildew on the leaves, we have been having so much rain, anyway I thought I 'll make up a milk mixture which is suppose to help with that.
This is my peach tree that is wedge between the house and two water tanks. The fruit has been fantastic the last few years but I have noticed there is not as many this year. If we extend out here the tree will have to come down which will be a real shame.
I only have two yellow squash plants that survived out of a batch of ten. This is the first time I have grown them.....can you see the weeds lurking in the back ground.
These are my zucchini plants again, can you see there is about four zucchinis growing on one plant....yummy
This is my ti pi I made for my beans, they took a little while to get going but there now shooting for the sky. I also planted bush beans, they are on the left.
Can you see those weeds lurking around the beans
More potatoes here and there, I brought a 5kg bag of organic potatoes plus I had a bag of different varieties such as kipflers, pontiacs, delaware and royal blue.
These are my shallots, I bought from the supermarket and planted them in the ground and let them go to seed and they have been sprouting ever since. Beside them are leeks but we won't talk about them they are not looking very good.
These are my Roma tomatoes which I found really sweet and good for cooking. I need to get in there and tie them to the stakes, I job I will do in the holidays.
These are my snow peas and they are doing really well, the black thing in the background is an old bean plant that was growing there last year. I told you I don't spend a lot of time in the patch and the time I'm in there its to either plant something or pull something out or maybe throw some mulch around and of course grab something for dinner.
This is my corn looking lovely and lush, I was told by a friend who was told by a very old neighbor in these parts that boxing day is the day to plant corn for a bumper crop. So I guess I'll be out here on boxing day planting corn :)
This is my hassle free spinach which just grows and grows and I make the most yummiest spinach pie from.
Oh yeah this is one of the pest that is eating my grape vine at the moment and I keep picking, shaking, flicking them off which helps reduce there numbers thank goodness they have not done a lot of damage.
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