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The Emerging Eggplants

Yesterday when I posted pics of how quickly the Tomato sprouts were growing, there was still no sign of the Eggplants
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The Difference of a Day

Yesterday, I posted pics of the first Tomato sprouts…. here is a gallery showing the difference 1 day makes in the life of a Tomato sprout… Continue reading The Difference of a Day

The Re-homing of the Peas

Moving house is never easy… its exceptionally difficult if you happen to be a 200Kg garden full of Snow Peas!

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Euphorbia (not to be confused with euphoria!)

During the raid on the Reardon’s Garden, there was a plant in flower that really caught my attention. They had striking foliage but what really caught my attention were the flowers! Chris had 2 different types growing and the flowers were Green/ Green yellow!

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Our garden needs you: Kickstarter update

Kick$tarter Update

Now, more than ever: OUR GARDEN NEEDS YOU!

Kick starter update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1760707255/mitchell-mews-meadows/posts/949835

(Apologies for ‘tagging’ this post with so many terms – just trying to capture as big an audience as possible. No shame when it comes to repairing  / creating productive gardens!)

Please donate if you can

Propagation 101

Its rare that i buy a plant or seeding now days… i has to be something that i want desperately and right away… otherwise i propagate!

Whether it is seeds or cuttings, there are a few things that you will need to get started: Continue reading Propagation 101

Potting up the Booty :-)

I really wanted to use some of the Castings and Compost i acquired in yesterdays plunder in the propagation mix i was going to use to strikes the cuttings i plundered.

Amongst yesterdays booty was a bucket of propagating sand, so i was able to make a mixture that contained: Continue reading Potting up the Booty 🙂

Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots

Sometimes i struggle to find enough little pots to use when i need to pot up seedlings or propagate cuttings.

Some people love ‘Jiffy Pots’ or ‘Pellets’ but i find that they don’t break down quick enough and are not tall enough to accommodate a good tap root system.

Ive read a few tips and heard from an elderly neighbour that using toilet rolls as transitional pots works really well. Continue reading Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots

Shameless /kickstarter

The new east side strip has been a success in many ways:

  • All the seeds have sprouted
  • The productive end has already given us Radishes and Rocket!
  • The Residents of Mitchell Mews now stop and chat!

With this success in mind, I’d really like to reclaim the garden near the fence on the eastern side. Continue reading Shameless /kickstarter

Long Time!

so its been a while since my last update….

In that time, lots has been happening in the garden… here is the run down:

The Plot:

I left the the plot to manage itself over the summer. This lead to no produce, but an abundance of weeds which upset the neighboring plot holders.\

My friend Souraya and I renovated the plot towards the end of may.

We:

  • dug out weeds
  • turned the plot over
  • spread about 10mm of pea straw mulch
  • and planted peas/ snow peas next to the existing stakes

Unfortunately, the plot has not done so well and I am going to dig in a few bags of mushroom compost and cow manure in an effort to improve the soil.

Planting out to early has also been an issue, claiming all my colored chard and spinach seedlings.

I Must Be Patient!

South Side VEG garden:

  • cleared out
  • dug in cow manure
  • mulched with pea straw
  • planted rows of Cabbage/ Cauli/ Broc alternating with Pak Choy and mixed lettuce

The back garden is also the home of the ‘self seeded’ pumpkin. This has crept all the way into the carpark but does not seem to set fruit. I’ve tried hand pollinating a few of the ladies… time will tell:

West Side:

The west is currently supplying my snow peas. Every time i think it is time to pull them out, i get a new crop:-)

North Side (Front Fence):

Replaced the sunflowers with ‘sweet-peas’

hoping they look great soon 🙂

East Side:

Fence (The garden that ‘God’ forgot}

  • planted herbaceous Abutilon
  • planted ‘Fox-Glove”seed in sth patch

East Side:

Flats (Under window of #1, #2)

  • Reclaimed a new garden – 7M X 1 M
  • no dig philosophy… layered the following:
  1. Cardboard and straw mulch
  2. Coir Block
  3. Cow manure
  4. Mushroom compost
  5. Bagged garden soil

Masters was the cheapest for most of these supplies

 

ive had some really good feedback about the new garden….