Category Archives: Planting

Week 33 in the OMG

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Warfare, Death and Destruction… well the latter anyway. Continue reading

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Week 29 in the OMG

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Week 29 already, mid-March, 3 days to the Equinox – we had a debate here about the end of summer/start of autumn : is it 1 March or the Equinox ? There are various answers – whatever you decide the summer fruits are ending and winter crops going into the ground now. Above see Michael planting out Red Drumhead Cabbage in their soil blocks. Continue reading

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Week 24 in the OMG

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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.

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Week 17 in the OMG

Nick and Ashar picking peas

It is said Christmas is about children – and what nicer thing than picking peas with your son on Christmas Eve. As a Brit this is still something that I cannot get used to even after 10 years in Australia – Christmas time should be cold. But hey ! ’twas a lovely thing to do on a fresh rain-washed morn down in the OMG !  It was a family affair – parents, grandparents and friends all gathered for the harvesting …

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Week 15 in the OMG

Happy Harvesters - Nick, Erin & Michael with spring onions - lots !

This has been a week of departures and winding down for the holidays – all the Milkwood Interns left and the rest of the community leaves around this weekend.  So it we go in the spring harvest for processing over the weekend…. feast your eyes on the Milkwood OMG bounty !

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Week 12 in the OMG

Well we like to start our weekly blog with a picture of a happy smiling person … so here is our Market Gardening Hero with a selection of his wonderful veggies …. Mr Eliot Coleman of Four Season’s Farm in Maine USA

(courtesy Barbara Damrosch http://www.fourseasonfarm.com/photo_gallery/harvest/pages/Barbara_Damrosch11.html)
However we think we can do just as well … and with a prettier model ! Continue reading

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Week 7 in the OMG

Food, food, glorious food - Rose the Stephen the Gardener picking rocket and pak choi.... happiness for all....and boy! does it taste good

A busy week in the garden planting Onions (see our mid-week post) and Peas, and sorting out the Irrigation, and gathering some of all this lovely growing fresh, organic food.   We picked 1.4kg of Rocket and 400gms of Pak Choi.
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