Monday, March 21, 2011

photo record - garden beds

This is a record of what is growing where at the moment - at least at one end of the beds.

Carrots, Endive, Fennel. Carrots have struggled with imperfect soil conditions and a re a bit stumpy.

Beetroot, Parsnips and Mizuma
 The Beetroots have been pulled now and replaced with Tat tsoi and lettuce seedlings.
Broccoli, Silver beet and Kale
We skipped over the Tomatoes and Rhubarb beds as they are in the last blog post. The Tomatoes are still producing lots of fruit - 3kg picked yesterday. Strawberries are producing lots of leaves and runners.
Zucchinis, Shallots and runner beans in view.
While the Zucchinis have mildew on the older leaves , they have a good set of newer leaves and are still producing when the weather warms up.

Potatoes ready for harvest

We have already harvested a couple of 10 litre buckets of potatoes. Kipfler and Tasmanian pink eye so far. The "Dargo goldfields" variety at the rear has quite a lot of leaf still.
Cabbages, Brussel sprouts, Bush Pumpkin (Bush buttercup) and Borlotti beans
A new trellis has been erected beyond the cabbages and this has been planted with Delta Louise Sno peas, which are a mildew resistant variety.

Maturing Zebra beans and Dutch pole beans - empty beds were peas.
 The Zebra beans are still producing well while the Dutch pole dried beans are yellowing off and have had most of their crop removed.

I now have hard decisions about what will go in all the beds next, keeping in mind that i need to remember to leave space for spring plantings. I'm sure i need more space.
On top of that dilemma i am waiting for my latest compost pile to mature ( i still have some of the old heap left but it will probably only do one more bed.

The is one more bed at the bottom of the garden with Cauliflower and one more at the top with young Asparagus. The Asparagus struggled to do much this year - probably because of the lack of soil prep. It should take of next spring when the worms have done lots of aeration over the winter.

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