Looks like you are set for a bumper season! We just planted out garlic bulbs, a little late but should get an early crop by December. Love the tomatoes in the greenhouse, they are looking super healthy. Great bean climber there too!
OCD Chilehead said:That's an impressive garden you have. Beautiful! My son tried to grow some beans this year. They didn't look good. I think they got some kind of disease. I trimmed them back. I will try and find a isolated spot for them. That's great you have fruit tree's. Keep up the good work. Looks like fun.
Bumper said:Looks like you are set for a bumper season! We just planted out garlic bulbs, a little late but should get an early crop by December. Love the tomatoes in the greenhouse, they are looking super healthy. Great bean climber there too!
Only a month out from when we should have, but trying to get everything right this year.. We built a big compost on the weekend out of recycled corrugated steel, the best things in life are free!Comptine said:
I sure hope so! I just wish I could start harvesting now! I think my radishes are a week or two away from being harvested, so that's nice at least. I would have thought now would be the perfect time to plant garlic in Australia, but I might just be making the mistake of assuming your climate is identical to mine just 6 months apart
Yeah, tomatoes are doing great, I found a picture of my tomatoes last year at this time, they were about 15cm tall then, tiny things. And this year they're about to flower now, so I'm really pleased. It's going to be a long season. Last year I had some plants last into mid October, so I'm guessing the tomatoes are going to de great. I'm even temped to leave a few suckers on, just because the plant has a long season to grow.
I LOVE my bean trellis! Mostly what I love about it is that it was free, and I only had to screw the pieces together and string it. My friend's hubby works in construction, so he cut the bits up for me and the wood was free.
Comptine said:Oh, now that I have a few pictures I want to share a side project I have with you guys.
I have a friend that lives in a flat, and in their court yard they have a bunch of allotments, one of which is hers. She has a few things on there that were there before she got it, a rhubarb bush, some flowers, a rose plant. And she's put down a few of her own flowers in there. But most of it was going to waste, so I offered to plant and care for a bit of it. There is now a tiny veggie garden of her allotment.
This is an overview from her window.
And this is her actual bit.
The front is random flowers she put down, I care little for flowers. Behind the flowers underneath the wigwams are cherry tomatoes. I'm quite pleased with the wigwams actually, I think they look cute. They'll obviously need larger stakes later, but for now, against the wind, which I think will be the worst culprit. To the left, next to the tomatoes I have 4 courgette plants.
Behind them there are a few rows of carrots, beets, spinach, radishes and dill. To the right of those rows (you can see where I tilled today) are pak choi and cucumbers by the edge, I'm still waiting for that trellis. There is a huge rhubarb bush and roses of some sort at the back. I'm going to put the chard in under the cucumber trellis when her hubby makes one. I want a trellis like this one.
And I have two sweet pepper plants, they'll probably go behind the tomatoes. I didn't have much grass left from last weekend, but the idea is to mulch the entire tomato and courgette area, hopefully the cuke and chards too, and if possible the carrots. I need to put new leeks in, the old ones keep getting covered by her steroid rhubarb bush.
I can't tell how big it is. Could it be 3x8 metres maybe?
Bumper said:Only a month out from when we should have, but trying to get everything right this year.. We built a big compost on the weekend out of recycled corrugated steel, the best things in life are free!
Judging by the pavers and consistent length of materials, I reckon it's 3x6m. Cool cucumber trellis too!!
dragonsfire said:Nice allotments, its great that the exist in some areas. Trellis looks interesting, works great if the produce below gets sun
dragonsfire said:Looks like the ferts work well, hope they taste great
tsurrie said:Looks like the plants are paying you back nicely for taking such a good care for them.
Enjoy the sweet fruits of your hard labor.