Monday, May 9, 2011

This is my most productive rocket circle. Mizuna has finished as has the cos lettuce. Can you see the cos lettuce that has gone to seed? 
The chooks have been moved to the next circle. They did have 3 weeks here and 3 bales of pea straw and one of lucerne. This circle is quite heavy clay so I was keen to add as much organic matter as possible. I am also continuing my doughnut contouring experiment. I have already planted Red French shallots, Red mustard and a few Silverbeets. Notice the hot house has been repaired. I have already filled it with trays of seedlings.
I can never get lonely in the garden as these two are never too far away. Who would have thought they would be looking for shade in May!

This would have to be my favourite vegetable plant in the garden. Red curly Kale.....tastes like cabbage. I just love the deep purple colour and it seems to trick the cabbage moth with it's colour. Unfortunately the white flies are not so easily fooled.
It should be high in antioxidants like most red coloured vegetables.
Remember the chrysanthemum that my sister gave me, I posted it a few weeks ago as full of promise...

It is a neat little plant and bursting with colour. I am picking the flowers for my bunches.
This whole row is blooming at the moment...Chrysanthemums are great value for cut flowers. Lets hope the trend of buying flowers at the market continues to grow.

1 comment:

Annie said...

Those lovely doggies . . .