Remember my vegie patch? It has well and truly taken off. In fact, it has gone mad. I have done what every newbie does: planted too much of everything. I tried not to, but when a little pot of seedlings has about 15 silverbeet plants in it, one is doomed to fail. I explicitly did not buy a punnet of silverbeet because, in my humble opinion, a little of it goes a long way. As I have told you time and time again, we have been getting mountains of it. So much, in fact, the other day I pulled most of it out. I couldn’t stand it any more. The freezer has not much else in it and it is bursting at the seams.
And then there are the cucumbers …
A couple of photos for the rose lovers out there. Both roses have already starred in Rose of the Week but I wanted to show what beautiful displays they put on. Continue reading
Remember my vegie patch and my garlic?? The garlic is still there. It is not doing anything startling. I did a bit of reading and it seems it is time to give them some high nitrogen fertiliser. So they got a feed of blood and bone today. I don’t know when they are supposed to form bulbs but they certainly haven’t done it yet.
Anyway, my garlic has some new friends.
Pretty well up there as my favourite flower is the Wisteria. The only down side is its short show - one week and it is all over. That is, unless you have lots of varieties and two locations. Perth is much warmer than Bridgetown so Wisteria flower earlier in Perth and Kuchibeni is an early bloomer. We have Kuchibeni growing across our house in Perth and, for the last week, it has been spectacular. Next week, when we go back, it will be all over. Continue reading
Big things grow!! I hope!
For more than 30 years, I have wanted a vegie patch. I planted tomatoes in the very first place I rented. Continue reading
I am often asked to identify olive varieties so I thought those with trees out there may be interested in checking out the varieties I have.
All the distinction between oil olives and table olives means is that olives bred for oil will usually have a higher oil content and table olives will usually be larger and have a better pit to flesh ratio. You can pickle oil olives and you can press table olives. If, after reading this post, you discover you have an oil variety, pickle away. You will just have small olives rich in oil on your table. Continue reading
After we bought our block, I was always on the look out for plants that don’t require much maintenance or water and produce something edible. High on my list were capers. I love capers and everything I read about them suggested that they were tough and drought hardy. As is my want, I started researching the topic and this lead me to caperplants.com.