Another week of amazing harvests from the OMG – this time of ripe and luscious Roma Tomatoes (here wheeled in by an amazed Andrea)
You may have seen Kirsten’s latest blog-post of the harvest after the hail. Well we are now 2 weeks on from that and those Romas are sure ripening up well…
Cherry tomatoes doing pretty good too – here seen with a happy Rachel plucking them off on Friday….
… while Sophie and Rose get down to some serious baby spinach cutting.
Here is Sophie’s harvest of Eggplants, Sweet Corn and Capsicums (especially delightful are the Capsicum Sweet Chocolate)
Sadly all is not entirely well with the OMG. That hail storm really beat down on the cucumbers (Left image) – we hoped that they would be up and over the Cucumber Cathedral by now.
The Zuchini are doing a little better with some new leaf growth but not as well as hoped. Maybe as we approach the end of summer the growing season is slowing down and the earth does not have the same energy it does in spring.
The same thing has happened with the Spaghetti Squash – those fruits that had set before the storm are growing and ripening well – but no new fruit has set since then, the shredded leaves are dying off and there is very little new growth. Still, we have done well from them.
We also got a good crop of Borlotti beans off these two beds (the beans are now drying under the Woolshed) and here the old stalks and weeds are being removed by Ashley, Rachel and Adrea and the bed made ready from some winter crops.
And here a second row of carrots has been planted. The hessian sacking is a suggestion of Michael Hewins (our most excellent Market Gardener and spring WOOFer). The sacking will keep the ground damp and aid germination of the carrot seed (my first row had a very poor germination rate so we shall see how this does.
And here is our usual picture of the OMG at the end of Week 26….. oh, and that pyramid structure is a chicken-run/tractor. It is housing the Langshan chickens and will be used to tractor OMG beds as they come clear of crops. Quite serendipitously it is wide enough to cover 2 beds and long enough to cover exactly a quarter bed length !