Monday, 13 June 2011
The very left hand is pea plants that has been cut and taken into kitchen.
The two rows near the wire is bean plants that are growing quite fast.
The majority of the bed is garlic.
Coriander transplanted into the ground and seems not quite right. :(
5 Black Russion tomato plants bought from Bunnings.
2 no name tomato plants given by a friend.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
Seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks.
When 2 or 3 true leaves have formed, seedlings should be transplanted, spacing them 5-7.5 cm apart in seedbed. When plants are 7.5-10 m tall, they can be set in their permanent places in the field.
In selecting plants for field planting, the more vigorous growing plants are usually the males and may be safely discarded except for a few. By planting 2 or 3 plants in a hill, there is a chance for further selection and elimination of excessive males when first flowers appear, about one male plant to each 25 or so females is sufficient.
Transplants must be watered and shaded. Mulch gives much better results than clean culture, keeping down weeds, preserving moisture, shading the soil from hot summer sun, and preventing the burning out of humus and nitrates in the top soil layer.