A quickie because it’s too hot to have the laptop on my lap.
First, because I missed Harvest Monday yesterday, here’s a quick pic of the only stuff I harvested this week:
I think starting my tomatoes and peppers in Melbourne gave them a headstart on everyone else in Ballarat, as most of my neighbours aren’t picking tomatoes yet!
Next, a quick check-in to see what happened with the things I planted the last two weeks since I started doing this succession planting thing.
The cucumber and zucchini I planted that week are also coming up — hopefully not too late to be useful, but that’ll depend on how long the summer is/how warm autumn is. The seed I broadcast (herbs, rocket, etc) isn’t doing much, but I’m expecting some surprises at random times in future. The herbs I planted from seedling (eg. basil) are looking so-so, not really doing much, though their leaves are looking healthier/greener than they did in the pot.
This week I planted:
- Kai laan (asian greens) — in a seedling punnet
- Mustard (“Green Wave”) — punnet
- More beans (direct)
- Radishes (direct)
- Beets (direct)
Don’t know how the direct-sown stuff will deal with the heat, but I’m guessing the beans at least won’t mind. I’ve mulched everything well.
Next week: my order from Green Harvest should arrive, which means starting on winter crops (ugh, I can barely even think about that yet). I need to pick up more seed-raising mix before then.
Meanwhile, does anyone know what these insects are? They’re all over my backyard, and they’re always mating, tail to tail.