Monday 28 April 2014

Harvest Monday

One of my chickens started laying this week! It is lovely to have super fresh eggs again. A while ago I posted about my chickens, and how they all have some issue or another. My rooster was very small, had no tail and didn't crow, and I am pleased and a little sad to say that he has moved onto a new home. He grew into a very healthy bird and started crowing, and as I live in the suburbs he had to go! I gave him to a couple who wanted a rooster to protect their small chicken flock, and I hope he will be happy there.

I have also been harvesting spinach, Chinese spoon cabbage, tokyo bekana, basil, rocket, coriander, ruby streaks mustard, carrots, mini capsicums, red russian kale, baby cos lettuce, silverbeet and green beans.

I've become more interested in growing flowers recently, particularly ones that work well as companion plants such as the calendula seen here.

Also, my boyfriend and I are about to start building an aquaponics system! Stay tuned! 

Head over to Daphne's Dandelions to see what other people are harvesting.


Monday 7 April 2014

Harvest Monday

The Summer veggies are finishing up so this week in the garden I have been harvesting them, clearing out dead plants (mostly tomatoes) and planting out brassica seedlings.

Pumpkins! I think the large variety here is Jarrahdale but I'm not sure about the smaller one. Any ideas? 

Another pumpkin, the last few eggplants, tomatoes, beans, amaranth leaves, basil, coriander, the first of the spinach (hiding in there somewhere!), baby cos lettuce, rocket, marigolds and calendula

Cucumbers, tomatoes, purple and green amaranth leaves, a single bean (don't know why I bothered picking that, clearly I was expecting more!), and green capsicums

I keep expecting the tomatoes to finish, but they just keep on coming! Surely they must be nearly done now.

I am a little sad about the Summer crops coming to an end, but I'm also excited to grow Autumn and Winter crops that I've never grown before. I'm looking forward to watching my cabbages, purple cauliflower and romanesco broccoli grow!

Head over to Daphne's Dandelions to see more harvests.

Thanks for reading,