21 Weeks and all is going well – lots of blooming and cropping going on, and the team is coming back to Milkwood for the New Year adventures in all things gorgeously, wonderfully, excitingly, stupendously, awesomely – Permaculture and Organically Gardening !
Rose is back ! and here, lovely as ever, with more lovely crops
But all is not perfect - indeed this is the joy of home-grown, organically grown, ordinary, real, wholesome fruiting..... a curiously shaped Red Pear Tomato. You'd never see that in a supermarket
Roma tomatoes growing alongside their Marigold companions
Spaghetti squash female flower with fruit developing underneath it
Borlotti beans coming on
And sweet corn coming into flower - this is a hybrid F1 - very sweet and good
Meanwhile another crop of young mesclun salad mix is growing fast in time to feed more course participants - don't you love the orderliness of it all !!!
And outside the OMG, along the border of the Potato Patch, the protective corn, beans, peas and squashes are growing fast - well not too many squashes actually - but the corn is becoming and effective wind break already.
But alas - all was not well with the Bean Banjo... the heat caused the 2" polypipe to buckle and the beans collapsed. However all was not lost and with a bit of Permculture ingenuity the solution was :
Huzzah ! wire, timber posts and awning guy ropes brought strength where there had been weakness. All is now well and the beans shoot on upwards and outwards, well... full of beans (actually)
And here’s a quick round up of the OMG row-by-row :
And here, as usual, are the overall general views at the end of Week 21 :
OMG at the end of Week 21
Potato patch at the end of Week 21