Monday, 13 June 2011

Don't know why I couldn't reply to the comments.

Worked for ages :(

update - bed 2

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.

update - temperature 11 - 22

Garlic is nearly four months which should be harvesting time.


potato plants


choko plants

Saturday, 14 May 2011

progress report - bed 1, temperature 5 - 24



new garden bed - bed 2

The majority is garlic. The two rows are peas and beans.

mung beans sprouts

Soaked the beans overnight, then covered them with soil. Forgot how many days it took to sprout.

 Cut it and broung it to Kitchen. Hope they could continue growing, but seems they couldn't.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Sow Pawpaw seeds in 9 newspaper pots & 5 plastic pots

Bought a pawpaw from a shop. Washed the seeds and then waited for for several days to let them get a bit dried. Then sowed.

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.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

two-week update after the first transplanting

Garlic seems great.
Beans are climbing.
five pots of strawberry plants
 the English spinach
 The choko seems coming back again.

Sow more garlic & spring onion

See all plants that I sowed in the same time, that the garlic sprouts are fast growing.
Then I decided to plant more. This time is only for garlic sprouts.
Put them in a dark room where is under the stairs.
Hope they'll quickly grow yellow sprouts
that I can take them to the kitchen.

One of the best companions of garlic is lettuce.
So I planted some of the garlic in the lettuce pot.
There were some of spring onion seeds left. Planted them in the two pots.