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My Vegie Garden Patch – It’s growing!! It’s growing!!

Published April 11, 2011 by Mary Jane

Hello Bloggy friends, yes I must apologise for the inaction with blogging lately as you know I live a hectic life and often times it’s a luxury of turning my Mac laptop on and typing away at night when all I want to do is veg out and sleep 🙂 So here it is anyways. I’ve been very proud of myself that so far most of my vegies are growing great – these cow manures, mulch and soil really works and my brick laying garden bed is supporting the growth of my seedlings. So here’s a snippet of some of the my vegies that are growing quite well…

My string beans – I couldn’t believe it just a few weeks, I’ve planted them with seeds and now literally they are starting to climb their way up the wires. I did try to untangle them as they got a little out of control hehehe but then some withered away as I have accidentally snap their stems..ooops..

String beans continue to grow – I’m so proud of them!!

My chilli plants were also doing quite well. They got a little crowded so I moved one of them but it didn’t survive – I realised what I should have done is dig a deep hole and hose lots of water down so that when I move them the roots would still be soaking wet rather than shifting them to a dry ground and covering them up with soil and then water it down. So One chilli plant died 😦 but the rest are still doing well though 🙂

Then it was snow peas which I’ve also planted from seeds – and they are all growing quite nicely bunched up together. I have a feeling they are going to tangle themselves together cos I didn’t leave enough spaces between planting the seeds. Oh well, at least they will be all snuggle up 🙂

Then there was some lettuce which I also planted from seeds and unfortunately cos the seeds were really tiny I kinda just sprinkle them in a whole lot so I’m not sure how crowded it’s going to get with them growing bigger and bigger hehehehe

I also planted some tomatoes not from seeds but I bought them as seedlings from bunnings. Tonight as I was watering them I noticed they were flowering already – hooray 🙂 which is rather strange cos they are still so short looking and there’s already flowers on them…oh well, not that I’m complaining I hope I’ll have some fresh tomatoes soon. I also ran out of room to plant them so they are kinda all squashed together too 😦

Time to check out my very own garden brick bed – the rockets are doing extremely well – I even started harvesting some for my salads – but there were quite bitter, but I was told bitter vegies are good for your health so I’ve started eating them with canned tuna and it’s quite tasty 🙂 The carrots were also growing, I’m not sure when I should harvest them though…then most of my basil died…sniff sniff I have never successfully planted basil but tonight as I was watering my garden bed I noticed that 2 basil plants have survived – yay 🙂 I’m hoping I’ll be able to harvest some fresh basil leaves soon…then most of my coriander died too except for two of them…for some strange reason these two plants seemed to have survived through the harsh conditions, I’m hoping with their strong survival skills I would have plenty of basils and corianders -they are two of my most favourite herbs 🙂

Then there was capsicum plants and lettuce. The capsicum plant is doing quite well and the lettuce (there are two types of lettuce) were also doing quite well and I started cutting the leaves so I could have some of them with my bitter rockets! Yummy…

Here’s the harvesting of my rockets…Mighty fresh and mighty delicious!!!

So…that’s all folks, my wonderful organic small vegie garden patch…

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Organic Vegie Garden Update

Published March 3, 2010 by Mary Jane

Okies, I’ve mentioned earlier that I have a very very small patch of vegie garden in my backyard. Now so far my broad beans have not survived the scorching Perth hot weather and shriveled all up and died. I’m now left with some miserable looking Kang Kong, my proud gigantic growing red chillies and I’ve also decided it’s time to clean up the sweet potato leaves they were growing out of control and because of the heat most of the leaves have turned rather brown – not really edible anymore. So after harvesting my chillies I pulled all the sweet potato leaves out and leaving some behind so it will continue growing fresh batch.

Then, I remembered that I still have some bitter melon seeds. My father in law grows bitter melon – they are not really something that people would eat cos it’s quite bitter so it’s kinda like an acquired taste. It’s very good for your skin, and if you get ulcers regularly like me you should eat them cos it’s a cooling type of vegie for a heaty person. I usually stir fries them with egg omelet by slicing them really fine or cook them in soup by stuffing the bitter melon with pork mince. Yum yum. 🙂 So while I was watering my vegie garden, I planted some bitter melon seeds. Not sure whether they are in season, but we shall see what comes out of it via trial and error.

My proud chilli plants

My proud chilli plants

close up of chillis

close up of chillis

after my clean up of sweet potato leaves

after my clean up of sweet potato leaves

Bitter Melon Seeds

Bitter Melon Seeds

hopefully the seeds will become bitter melon

hopefully the seeds will become bitter melon

Maryann’s Organic Vegie Garden

Published January 30, 2010 by Mary Jane

Hello Everyone, some of my friends would know that I have a very very very very little patch of vegie garden. Nothing compared with Jamie Oliver’s huge backyard vegie garden. I’ve planted a few vegies and they have unfortunately died on me cos I don’t plant them in the right seasons. Yes, you may have noticed apart from not reading cook books I also don’t like reading instructions – I prefer the trial and error way. So it’s unfortunate that my basil, sugar peas, broad beans, tomatoes have not survived due to the harsh hot weather in summer. So whats left? My proud killer chillies growing strong and sweet potato leaves, parsley…I’m hoping before I go to Melbourne I would be able to harvest some sweet potatoes 🙂

Here’s some pictures of them…

Chillies

Chillies

broad beans who didn't survive

broad beans who didn't survive

Sweet Potato Leaves

Sweet Potato Leaves