Its that time of year where everything is growing so fast, I need to give regular updates or I'll get behind!
First the zucchinis are still going, but suffering from blossom end rot, so I've topped them up with lots of gypsum to keep their calcium levels high. I've also got some lovely little button squash growing, which are great if you just like a small amount of zucchini in your dinner!
|little button squash are great if you can't finish an entire zucchini!|
|The zuchinni patch (+squashes)|
My tomatoes have been growing strongly and producing lots of green tomatoes that are taking FOREVER to ripen! I noticed that one is finally turning red, so I can't wait to make tomato soup! I have to admit I'm a bit relaxed with the organic gardening when it comes to tomatoes. I let them go until I see a grub and then I shower them with tomato dust (very non-organic!) because I can't stand to see all my hardwork wasted. But then I just leave it and see if any more grubs appear, so they've only have one dose this season and I wash them VERY carefully before eating. The cherry tomato keeps producing fruit with no bug problems, so it is the one to go for if you're strict on organic gardening! Note that I now use neem oil instead.
|Eight strong tomatoes planted in November (I think they're Ox Heart)|
|Plenty of green tomatoes......|
|Finally a red one!!|
|The cherry tomato keeps producing, with no bug worries.|
|The poor man's beans produce more that we can eat!|
|Mini capsicums are the capsicum equivalent of cherry tomatoes.|
|The baby chickens have move outside|
|The next clutch of 7 chicks has hatched.|
We were a little worried about Bruce last week as he was sick. It turns out he had Three Day sickness, which is like a severe man-flu. He was drooling and couldn't get up, we had to bring him food and water and tell him that he'd be ok. A few days later he was up and eating again. What a sook! Now we just have to wait a few months and he's ready to eat :)
How was your month? What are you planning for next month?