NEW THINGS I HAVE TRIED
Not good weather for gardening
We had the states hottest day on record – getting to 47 degrees centigrade on Saturday. This has caused some of the worst forest fires in that Victoria that are still raging – it’s pretty bad.
The garden took another hammering my beans I was lamenting over last time got burnt and a few died.
ADDING BEDS OF CHIVES, CARROTS & BEANS
They are all plants that like to be together (see the “2009 planting guide” “spreadsheet for companion planting guide)
I have composted all the beds and added a mix of beans , carrots and chives to the beds B & C and also added chives and carrots to bed D.
I have also planted some new seedlings (tomotos and corriander).
I ahave also planted some cornflower in a large pot
I have also planted greens in a self watering container I found in the garden. I read a book on self watering containers and it looks like they can be very effective when being used with vegetables – so we shall see how they go. They have a resivior in the bottom for thewater. I filled the pot with a mix of compost soil and mulch. (below see the hole in the middle of the container this is where the water goes )
|From Gardening 8/02/09 7:08 PM|
below are pics of all the beds as of today