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Monday, 18 October 2010

October Garden

October 2010 Garden

So the garden tends to lay dormant in terms of changes for the months of summer - June until September comes with unbearable heat - but back in March spring was swinging, and a neighbour had to intervene to help with the grass. Right now, everything is powering down from the summer, rains have come to visit for a week, and thus we're getting a little green back in our lives.

Uh Oh

Sometimes this is not great, and we're in need of a little weedwhacking already. A lot of unwanted plantlife that grew during spring is now very brittle and pokey (and not fire safe), but this is why we have two mulch piles on the go, a rake and multiple compost bins.

Apricot Leaves

We started a second zucchini plant about 6 weeks ago, but it hasn't yielded much except some very lovely, bright flowers. My tomatoes, although planted late, are fruiting - although I'm not entirely sure if they're going to get to their full beefsteaky size, or will remain stunted and green.

To-ma-to

But the recycled celery stump is thriving! Next time you buy a bunch of celery (as opposed to the ones where the sticks are already separated), cut the stump off, and plant it a pot. Little bit of water, some good soil, and it should start growing.

Celery (+1)

A word of warning however: caterpillars really like to chew on celery. Two of them managed to decimate the leaves (the ones sticking out the furthest) over one night. I was not best pleased and they were promptly dismissed to the apricot tree.

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