After a hot dry start to the season we have had good on-off rain for the last couple of weeks. The 5000lt tank is full – wish I had more of them! – the garden is happy, the grass hasn’t stopped growing and is a good source of material for the compost pile.
I have already cropped and eaten one lot of corn. There’s time for another crop. I’m trying it out with the cucumber around the edges and it seems to be working well enough.
I haven’t had the time this year to grow anything much from seed myself, apart from the odd thing direct sown into the beds.
What a busy old month it’s been one way and another. Out of work yet again but trying to remain positive.
I’ve been introduced to some new and interesting plants like Maranta for it’s edible tuber. So many plants I used to grow decoratively turn out to be edible or have edible cousins. Yandina Community Gardens always have some new and valuable food plants to try, like this Mecuna wenna (as it was sold to me) or Mukunuwenna (below) which turns out to be another type of Alternanthera like the Brazilian Spinach.
I’ve managed to fit in two crops of corn this summer much to my delight. Had the pleasure of watching my 4yr old grandson consuming one of the cobs yesterday.