More March planting.

We are still busily organising the garden for Autumn/Winter. Jamie put in some snow pea seeds alongside one of the rainwater tanks.

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Seedlings are starting to pop up in the Fennel bed which is great. More seeds will go in this coming week. We plan on direct sowing some perpetual spinach and doing some more jiffy pots of brassicas.

Meanwhile the Happy Patch is growing well although there seems to be a rather large infestation of white fly. We have never had those before. Jamie sprayed everything with a garlic and chilli spray. When we checked today only a few flies remained on our patch, but there were hundreds everywhere else. We might need to spray once a week, at least until the rains come.

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We cleaned up the watermelon patch. Underneath all that foliage were loads of slaters and bugs. We also found 2 rainbow chard, some early garlic, a couple of violas (amazing!), marigolds and the purple flowering herb that is yet to be identified.

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My stone labels are all looking great except one – this was the only rock I used that had a bumpy surface; clearly that was not conducive to coping with the weather.

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We also found two red onions and a tiny pumpkin!

 

 

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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