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June 22, 2010
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Veggie garden update

Silverbeet
Silverbeet
Bok choy
Bok choy
Broccoli
Broccoli
Baby broccoli
Baby broccoli
Lettuce
Lettuce
Bunnies with sunnies!
Bunnies with sunnies!

What’s news this week?

Our poor little snail attacked snow peas just didn’t recover……so we said our goodbyes and then we pulled them out and fed them to the chooks!
The new snow peas are growing strong and hopefully will be growing up the fence by the start of next term.
The broccoli is loving this wet and chilly weather. We planted some baby broccoli today, so we should be able to harvest them over a few consecutive weeks.
The silverbeet, onion, climbing peas, capsicums and lettuce are all thriving and are set to provide us with lots of  healthy food once school returns. Yum!
The bok choy are growing so quick that we can’t leave them until after the holidays…..so, off to the market this week they go! We should also have some more tasty herb bunches for sale this Friday.
Happy Gardening
Kylie

June 15, 2010
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Veggie Garden Update

kylie camera 095kylie camera 105kylie camera 104kylie camera 093kylie camera 091kylie camera 089This week in our chilly little garden, the temperature is dropping and the veggies have been rejoicing in the lovely rain!

The “just in case” snow peas have sprouted (along with some broad beans that must have found their way into the snow pea container! ) The snow peas in the pots are still struggling to survive after the snail attack….. but we decided to give them one more week to recover before we pull them out!

The lettuce seeds have sprouted in the beetroot bed and we will need to thin these out next week. The bok choy are still looking healthy and we may have some ready next week for market.

The climbing peas are growing stronger and have started to climb up our colourful supports! The radishes have grown at great speed and will all be ready for harvest this week, along with the last of the spring onions and some herbs.

Senior gardening club are continuing to do a great job with our “Sunshine” theme. This week saw the addition of a rainbow seat and quite a few butterflies, suns and beautiful flowers!

Happy (warm) gardening!

Kylie

June 9, 2010
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Vegie Garden Update

Silverbeet

Silverbeet

Coriander

Coriander

Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Capsicum

Capsicum

Pansies

Pansies

Broccoli
Broccoli
Parsley
Parsley
Snow Peas
Snow Peas

Check out what’s happening this week……. The Broccoli, Radishes and Parsley are enjoying the rain and growing fast! The poor Snow Peas are struggling in the containers and being eaten by the snails who don’t seem to be bothered by the smelly garlic spray! We may have to give up on them next week and we have already planted extra just in case! The Coriander has sprouted from seed and the Bok Choy is looking amazing! The Pansies are in flower and are bringing happiness and colour (and hopefully bees) to our little garden. Oh, and the Capsicums look extra tasty and should be ready next week!

Happy Gardening

Kylie