Friday, 20 May 2011

BRRRRR, Winter is here :(

Hi All

Frost bitten Basil :(
Well winter struck with a blow last week, as mentioned in a previous post it was suggested we pick basil ASAP, we are sadly too late, carnage has descended on the pesto ingredients. Thai Basil and regular Basil have both blackened, if anything it will be worth collecting seeds and storing them for next season.

On other fronts, you learn from your mistakes, and i certainly have, the gardens have had crops in now for 3 seasons, the one missing has been winter.

Note to self and others, go down and see what everyone else is growing, the following crops are growing well, cauliflower, broccoli, asian greans like chinese cabbage, bok choy, choy sum, kailan, onions, leeks, potatoes, lettuces, spinach to name a few.

Crops that arent doing well, are beans, unless broad variety, beans need to have cropped before the first frost, have a look at the beans under the white nets on the left side, :( capsicums, tomatoes, eggplants and zucchinis have also suffered at the hands of the frost.

Thoughts on plantings in the communtiy sections, anything that is going to take up too much space in your own plots, the likes of pumpkins, melons, zucchinis, potentially tomatoes, potatoes, but be aware, these are designated community sections, if folk wish to harvest from these areas it would be preferred that work be contributed to those areas also.

Happy Gardening Folks and see you soon, Steve

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