So much going on in the garden
Part of my garden is quite orderly and organised, by my standards anyway, at the moment, and I have a plan of what i will plant where and when. I am trying to be guided by the moon planting ideas of planting root crops, carrots, radishes etc when the moon is waning, which is now, and upward growing crops when it is waxing. So today I will plant carrots, radishes, beetroots, onions, parsnips, leeks and potatoes.
I have just had a complete failure to germinate of every single one of my tomato, capsicum and eggplant seeds. I dont know what went wrong but I do recall that I planted them in the wrong moon cycle as I was going to be away. I will have to try again and maybe buy a couple of seedlings to get the early start I was after.
These are a type of broccoli, they are either bright green or like this one a bit purplish. Very delicous steamed or stir fried. We ate the first one last night.
The first of the little cabbages are almost ready to pick. So far no pests or caterpillars on these at all.
These lettuce a mostly a colourful cos type lettuce, we have been eating them for ages, in order to thin them out a bit. They are now hearting up nicely. There are also some crispmint lettuces in here.
I think we have been seduced by the convienience of the snow pea and the sugar snap and forgotten the pleasure of peas in pods that need to be shelled. i have grown heaps of these this year. nthey are delicous. Just wish 'I had some little Jemima fingers here to help me pick them!