Thursday, 8 December 2016

Beds: 6 to 10

Bed 6
Kale (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed

Bed 7
Carrots (remaining from autumn planting) will become a wicking bed

Bed 8
Dwarf Sugar Snap Peas Sown 16 Sep Planted out 8 Oct

Bed 9
Lemongrass + Spring Onions white and red - Overwintered

Shade Tunnel Pots (wicking)
Cucumbers Double Yield, Muncher Burpless, Spacemaster all Sown 16 Sep Potted up 22 Sep Planted out 14 Oct

Long Tub (wicking)
Lettuce - Red Iceberg x 5,  White Boston x 5 Sown 8 Aug potted up 11 Sep Planted out 28 Oct

Bed 10
The Bathtub Bed which will be replanted with Lemongrass and Parsley when I remove the Tree Onions that are in there from last year.

Beds: 1 to 5

Bed 1
Rosella Sown 19 July Potted up 23 July Planted out 6 Oct but failed due to a cold Spring. This bed will now be converted to a wicking bed for future plantings in Autumn 2017.

Bed 2
Zucchini - Tromboncino (on Trellis) Sown 16 Sep Potted up 22 Sep Planted out 7 Oct + Capsicums - Giant Green Purchased seedlings 7 Sep Potted up 9 Sep Planted out 7 Oct



Bed 3
Snowpea - Oregon Sugar Pod Direct Sown 18 Jul removed 15 Nov then...
Tomatoes a mix of cherry/small fruited varieties (Cherry, Tommy Toe and Mini Amish sown 16 Aug Potted on 10 Sep Planted Out 16 Nov



Bed 4
Okra - Burgandy x 1 Sown 18 July Pottd up 19 Aug Planted out 6 Oct
and Okra - Clemsons Spineless x 2  Sown 18 July Pottd up 19 Aug Planted out 6 Oct slow to get moving...



Bed 5
Lettuce - Red Iceberg x 5, Freckles Bunte x 2, White Boston x 2 Sown 8 Aug potted up 11 Sep Planted out 7 Oct
+ Cucumbers - White Wonder (trellised) x 5
and Spacemaster x 3 Sown 16 Sep Potted up 22 Sep Planted out 7 Oct

Sunday, 13 November 2016

New Kitchen Garden

Wow! Has it really been that long since my last post!!!
Life got busy...
...but things are slowly getting back to some semblance of normality.

Spring sowing and potting on and up and planting out has been cruising along according to plan, the major problem has been the very uncooperative spring weather this year...into November and there were still frosts in the forecasts and I won't even dare to mention the winds. 

The garden had to be planted up in time for us to head north to visit our new Grandie, Tropical Girl. It wasn't our first trip up north this year but babies aren't babies forever and we have to make the most of this little cherub while she is still little.
The other three Big Grandies now live around the corner from us so they are tasked with minding the chooks each time we go away!

Back to the garden...
Last summer was awful. It started hot and dry in October and stayed that way until April. This winter in contrast has been one of our wettest on record!

I think we are on our twentieth re-design of the Kitchen Garden and this time I think it's working...until we change our minds again! We have 25 small raised wicking beds (mainly) in the Kitchen Garden, just out the back..with fruit trees and the chooks on the other side of the block.


In the next few posts I'll describe what's growing in each of the beds...


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