March 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm #460508March 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm #460509March 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm #460510
Wow you’re having a good season!!March 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm #460511
check out those eggie babies!March 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm #460512March 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm #460513
The golden queen peach only went in over winter and it gave me a 10l bucket of peaches this season.
The dragon fruit cuttings are finally starting to try and climb and send out little aerial roots.
I was sent these seeds from another member as butternuts. They are like butternuts but have a lovely pattern on the skin.June 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm #460514
Have not posted much lately have been busy getting a little business ready to start which has been exciting but lots of work!
However thought it was time for an update.
Well the Jerusalem artichokes were harvested, made a delicious bake with them, nutmeg Parmesan cheese, cream, ciabatta bread crumbs over the top and baked in a tray in the webber. They were delicious! However I discovered that they do not agree with me in a big way so three 25 litre buckets of them went by the wayside.
Wont be growing those again in a hurry.
Butternuts had a really good year this year. 9 wheel barrow loads of them from 4 vines. The chooks love them thankfully. I chop one in half with the shovel every few days and they devour them. Just leaving the skin as a shell.
Winter vege are in carrots are slowly growing, garlic has all shot. Broccoli are in, cauils are close to being ready.
And I still have a massive cherry tomato bush growing strangely enough.
Photos to come shortly!June 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm #460515
:jawdrop: crickie, you must have some good soil there. Congrats on such a great harvest. I had to laugh at your pumpkin in the photo, my SIL grows them too, a cross between a jap and a butternut :tup:June 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm #460516
So can you tell us about the business?
Shame about the Artichokes not agreeing with you. You could park a wheelbarrow of Pumpkins at the end of your road and sell them. Great harvest from 4 vines. Look forward to seeing some more photos.
Liz 🙂June 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm #460517
The business is selling our lamb and beef direct to public through an online store and then delivering it 🙂 I hope to ad extras in the near future but need to work on getting the meat side of things sorted out.
We are not really on a road where we get enough traffic to warrant popping stuff on the side of the road unfortunately. Would love to have a roadside stall.June 24, 2011 at 12:08 am #460518
I picked a heap of JA’s this year too, but ended up wasting them. I don’t like the way they make me feel either. No point growing something to waste – I won’t be bothering again (intentionally, that is – I’m sure i missed some when pulling them out).
I love your butternut/jap pumpkins. Sounds like you had a great season :tup:
You must have very fertile soil – the peach tree is amazing!June 24, 2011 at 12:12 am #460519
Our soil is really heavy clay funnily enough. The trees have to be plated on a mound on top of the soil and then have soil over their roots. Its the only way I have been able to get them to grow.June 24, 2011 at 12:15 am #460520
Our soil is heavy clay too. I have also been planting our trees in mounds and they seem to like it. Funnily enough, the ‘donut peach’ has done the best of all the young fruit trees. Perhaps peaches like clay/alkaline soil?June 24, 2011 at 12:23 am #460521
it must be, the peach trees really took off. Everything else is going ok, but no where near as good ad the peaches. I have a few more trees to pick up next saturday, a green guage plumb, elberta peach, and a dagens ( I think thats how its spelt?).June 24, 2011 at 12:28 am #460522
I bought an Elberta peach last week too! Wish I had more space. I’d like 1 of everything! Happy planting 🙂
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