March 26, 2011 at 2:16 am #477179March 26, 2011 at 2:25 am #477180
Wow,I’m on a roll here!:cheer: Will do a couple more while it’s all good.Is this new site automatically resizing? I really thought my pics were too big.
In my bought punnet of Asian greens seedlings were two I couldn’t identify, as well as the bright green ones in the last pic.Well,now they have grown I know why!! They are broccoli!!:laugh: There were the correct number of Asian seedlings so I guess there was an accident in the nursery.March 26, 2011 at 2:33 am #477181March 26, 2011 at 2:39 am #477182
Fozzie post=308099 wrote: That’s a great harvest!! No glut, just a nice, balanced harvest! And what good chookies they are for laying an egg each 🙂 Looking forward to pics!!
Thanks Fozzie! I’m so chuffed the pics worked!March 26, 2011 at 11:18 am #477183
Great harvest! I think the bright green ones are wom bok (chinese cabbage). Serious envy over the snow peas. Hope you had a good stir fry out of all those.March 26, 2011 at 11:29 am #477184
:woohoo: Lovely harvest BW, got to be happy with that. My first thought was the same as Feywind, Wombok, suppose you will see if it starts to get a heart. Pics look great to. 🙂March 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm #477185
busylizzie post=308113 wrote: :woohoo: Lovely harvest BW, got to be happy with that. My first thought was the same as Feywind, Wombok, suppose you will see if it starts to get a heart. Pics look great to. 🙂
Thankyou.No sign of hearts yet.They are really flat, quite prickly when raw, and new leaves just spread outwards from the centre.They are a bit too soft, cook to nothing very quickly.Will do some Googling.Yes we did have a big stirfry with that lot for dinner last night!Very satisfying.March 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm #477186
Looks good enough to eat BW 😉
I do not think the photo is of a Wom bok though as Wom bok definately looks like a long cabbage and have soft curly edges.March 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm #477187
wowser Blue Wren,very impressive harvest.
would have love to meet you when i lived at Nanango.
keep up the good workMarch 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm #477188
Pink Angel post=308135 wrote: Looks good enough to eat BW 😉
I do not think the photo is of a Wom bok though as Wom bok definately looks like a long cabbage and have soft curly edges.
Just did some Googling in Asian greens picture galleries.Can’t see anything like what I have!! What have they sold me? :ohmy: Will go back to the garden centre and ask them to find out.It’s great for the chooks anyway.Grows big leaves very fast and the chooks adore it.Six eggs so far today – perhaps it’s making them lay well!March 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm #477189
I don’t think they heart as well if you keep plucking leaves….. have had wombok coming up looking like you described but haven’t had them heart myself.March 27, 2011 at 1:57 am #477190
It would make sense for them to be wombok in a commercial Asian mix punnet,with bok choy and pak choy,but they just look so totally different to the tall wombok “Chinese cabbage” with the tight crinkly leaves that I am familiar with.I’ve never noticed them being a bit prickly. Further investigation required.Might have to buy another lot and just let them do their thing without picking any leaves. Seven more eggs today!!We did have an “only 2” day on Friday, which was very unusual , so I guess five of the girls had their day off together and are just catching up.March 27, 2011 at 11:19 am #477191
they are what my wombok look like before they start to heart.March 28, 2011 at 2:03 am #477192
dianne post=308192 wrote: they are what my wombok look like before they start to heart.
Thanks dianne.So when we buy wombok do we just buy the heart after the outer flat leaves have been stripped off, before being sold? I’ll buy another punnet tomorrow and let them grow how they want.Perhaps home grown wombok are different anyway.The chooks can keep getting outer leaves from the first lot.Had to go to Brisbane and back today – the best bit is coming home again!!- and found SIX more eggs waiting for me!! :ohmy: Seven girls, 20 eggs in three days.Bless them.They deserve their greens.:)April 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm #477193
I so enjoyed half an hour in the veg patch today – beautiful soft autumn morning.Things are “on the go” with the change of season so here are a few pics to update this thread.
A sunny snow pea to start with.
I think Bill Morrison wrote about “an embarrassment of basil”. Me too!
Sweet potato gone crazy.Will have to wade in and find some.
Baby carrots,parsley,long chillis,spring onions,leeks.These were planted in a Linda Woodrow “guild”.Have already harvested beans,sugar loaf cabbage,potatos and celery from the guild.I’m not putting the chooks back on in their dome – the pigeon peas are way too tall to fit for one thing and they are not ready yet.
I love stroking the Greek basil bush.
Few more in next post.
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