Another damp week at Milkwood where we got 35.5mm of rain and a few dull days.
Where has summer gone ? A bit more sun would bring some of the solanaceae to ripen faster, but the leafy greens and salads love the cooler weather.
Here is Paul, a graduate of the last Milkwood PDC and now WWOOFing for a while, with 1.5kg of spinach. Yum.
And we have some other nice images of good things to eat :
This monster Tomato ‘Red Pear‘ (seeds from Franchi Sementi via the Italian Gardener) weighed in at 600gm !
… while this lovely dark Aubergine ‘Violetta Longa‘ is still on the vine.
(L) Ruby Chard and (R) Red Basil – both in the Kitchen Garden.
Out along the lower dam wall we have a cascade of pumpkin, squash and melon …
and here a close-up of growing pumpkins
The big achievement this week was the creation of the Asparagus Bed. This is something I have wanted to do for a while.
This is a raised bed, well dug with manure, compost, rock-dust and thickly mulched. The asparagus plants will take 2 years to produce a crop.
But they are now in and look very fine.
The rest of the garden flourishes – wonderful tomatoes, cucumbers and gherkins leaping up the Cucumber Cathedral …
beans, beans, beans (see Kirsten’s latest Milkwood Blog ) – 55.8kg so far
So here’s a quite view-through the rest of the OMG :
and our usual summary picture of the OMG at the end of Week 24 :
and finally – just because it looks so pretty – Roses’ basket of salads picked in the morning dew…