Happy faces planting tomatoes - Tamara Gadzia and Kirsten Bradley ! Huzzah ...
It’s like sending your children into the world. After months of tender care the Solanaceae (Tomatoes, Eggplants and Capsicums) were planted into the Tomato spaceship and adjoining rows. The sun had been shining again for a few days and the raised beds were nice and warm. Everyone in our Milkwood Community has their own pet tomato planted by them – even our visiting guests Tamara and Kirk Gadzia who had come to present the Holistic Management Course.
Tomatoes being hardened off in a temporary windbreak the day before planting
The tomato spaceship ready for occupants
Tomatoes laid out for planting
Liv with his tomato plant - bringing out the Italian in him !
KIrk Gadzia (who presented the Holistic Management Course with his partner Tamara (see first photo) planting his tomato
and just to prove that the Chef does not spend all day in the kitchen, Rose plants her tomato ... she will be back to prepare the fruits of her labour
It's a family affair - Nick planting next to Kirsten's and Ashar's tomatoes
A row of capsicums mulched against the drying winds that are already blowing over the garden.
Meanwhile this Pak Choi bed is finished which has given us 16kgs of produce most of which Rose has made into delicious KimChi. This is the first bed to be turned around.... and others crops are also now going to seed. Life is moving on fast in the garden now.
A selection of produce from the garden that came up on Thursday morning - 10 litre buckets of: (Right) mixed salad leaves, spring onions and radish, (centre) spinach, (Left) beetroot and Cima di Rapa
and much of that went into this delicious salad ! more huzzahs..... it was truly magnificent.
And so here we are at the end of Week 10 – another busy week in the OMG mostly planting out and gathering in – and all in a wonderful community in a truly magnificent and beautiful setting. Thank you all – and have a good weekend to all our followers.
The OMG at the end of Week 10