May 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm #455674busylizzieParticipant
Hi Farmchook. Great time of year to get busy in the garden. I just picked a few Caps myself, how do you prepare them for freezing and what do you use them for? Fingers crossed for some rain for you and your fantastic garden :tup:
LizzieMay 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm #455675
Hi BL, I just cut them up into strips and put into snap lock bags and then straight into the freezer. Plan on using them for pizzas, stews, quiches etc.
Will let u know how they go when i use them.
Just got ourselves 2 Indian Game large roosters to add to our meat breeding program. Also feeding up some coronation sussex roosters to go into the pot. Hubby just scored us an old copper so hope that does the trick.
Will post pics of the dressed birds and let u know how we go.
Live weight of the chicks in the above pics is approx 1.5kg so on the way.May 13, 2010 at 5:46 am #455676
OK, here is our update for May. We finally had some rain last night, 4mls. It’s a start anyway.
So some more pics to show how things are going. Just looked at the last pics and wow there has been some change.
The Herb Garden:
Bed 1: Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflowers( they shouldn’t be in here but couldn’t resist 🙂
Bed 2: Onions, Garlic and Beetroot:
Bed 3: Silverbeet and peas ( they have struggled with the lack of rain )
Broccolini, Cabbages, Cauliflowers and Broccoli
An overview of all the 4 beds:
Rhubarb, strawberries and a black russian tomato that has started fruiting again:
Asparagus now in a half wine barrel. It loves it in here:
Leeks in foreground and carrots and onions in the background:
Grapefruit fully loaded:
Apple trees with one lonely apple:
Our bananas and raspberry (any advice on how to improve the raspberry would be greatly appreciated ):
Cherry, Peach and Coffee in this picture:
Olives that I have grown from cuttings:
Loquat tree seedling:
Our go at potato beds using straw ( not sure if this is right or not ):
Our new apple tree to try espaliering with:
Our orange tree to try espaliering with:
Our avocado tree:
Our newest nectarine tree: Not sure how we are going to train this one.May 13, 2010 at 5:50 am #455677busylizzieParticipant
WOW its all grown so much WOW WOW WOW, must be all that manure you add to it, and the little bit of rain you have had. Going great guns there Farmchooks, keep updating :tup::clap:May 13, 2010 at 5:58 am #455678geminiscMember
look at all that big fat juicy manure.. *drools*
that asparagus plant looks so happy! that’s one of my plans next year to try growing asparagus again (my last one died the year we were due to start harvesting :@)
look at all those fruit trees! i’ve never seen a grapefruit tree before, and I’ll be interested to see how your coffee tree goes! your garden looks super! :tup:May 13, 2010 at 7:36 am #455679kerripMember
Oh WOW that is fantastic. I am soooo envious.May 14, 2010 at 6:31 am #455680Lotus BlueMember
What an awesome garden. Keep up the piccies as the saying goes
a picture says more than a thousand words.
Cheers.May 26, 2010 at 7:43 am #455681
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words, apple has now been espaliered, just trying to get some more wine barrels when the budget allows to plant a few more fruit trees.May 26, 2010 at 9:41 am #455682sue eMember
what a wonderful garden. you grow things in pots so well! i can never get food type stuff to grow in pots. i am jealous:D:D:DMay 26, 2010 at 10:25 am #455683KasaliaMember
Looking good farmchooks.:tup: well done.May 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm #455684
We have to as we rent and I do not want to leave all our hard work behind when we move 😀 as I know it will not be looked afterMay 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm #455685chriskMember
Yea! what an inspiration you are, thanks for sharing.June 3, 2010 at 3:04 am #455686
Well a nice sunny but chilly start to the day here today. Great for gardening. This week we have been busy repotting our apples, one peach and coffee tree into some cheaper wine barrels we bought.
Have a couple of cauli’s ready for picking ( about small plate size ). SO happy because last year all the brassicas were devastated with a little grey aphid thing that gets in everywhere. Fingers crossed we haven’t had any this year.
Thinking of cutting the asparagus fronds down, just uncovered the bananas so they can get some sun, have one wine barrel left, now just to work out what to put in it.
Oh and also have to pot up our new blueberry plant.
Happy gardening to all. 😀June 3, 2010 at 3:52 am #455687nlacMember
Just looked at all your pics farmchooks. It looks fantastic, its growing so well :tup:June 3, 2010 at 4:18 am #455688
Thanks for the encouragement 😀
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