Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Today In The Garden
Potatoes and leeks mounded in a circular bed which is part of the chook tractor rotation.
Logan berries leafing up and bursting into flower. We had such a poor harvest last year due to the dry spring, but things are looking much better this year after a more gentle wet start to spring.
More potatoes in a bed outside the mandalas which have been cultivated by the pigs.
Guinea pigs mowing the grass between our long beds. Mark calls them his solar powered lawn mowers. They do such a great job and give us manure for our compost heap. If you're looking for another source of manure to add diversity to your compost heap, and you live in an urban situation, you can't go past guinea pigs. This is especially true if you have children. They make great pets. I've had some really rowdy boys at some of our parties and farm tours, who are settled by cuddling a guinea pig. They will sit for around 20mins or so with a guinea pig on their laps, not moving an inch. They are much more settled and move on to some more constructive play afterward. Of course they do need supervising when they are very young. We have some available for sale if anyone's looking for one as a Christmas present.
Rows and rows of peas and broadbeans. We grow snowpeas and shelling peas.We have started netting the stone fruit for fruit fly.
More potatoes alongside the broadbeans.
We are preparing beds for all our summer crops and they will go in in the next week or so. They have to as we are off to Italy in less than two weeks. We have one last Mums and Bubs tour (fully booked) and another farm tour left before we go. If you would like to see our Biodynamic, Permaculture garden in all it's spring bounty, we still have places available.