Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gardening update for those of my followers that are now gardening in elevated beds,
the cabbage and potato bed is progressing well, hope to pick red cabbage and Brussels sprouts in about 4-6 weeks, and potato in about 6 weeks.

The 2 different species of Avocado that I planted together in the same hole last year has done extremely well, the Haas has put on twice as much growth on and would eventually kill the green one, therefor i have joined them with a graft cut and tied them together about 10 inches above the root graft , this was done about 2 months ago, and the union has taken, the bark is joining them both well, this way they will both feed from the same root system and if weaker root system dies it doesn't matter

here is the garden helper 7 year old Couch a American foxhound cross, we think the cross is a Labrador?, he is a lovely dog and a gentle soul.

Savoy cabbages, 6 week old in new garden bed are forming a head cone , we will be starting to pick them in 3-4 weeks perhaps earlier - the same bed from a distance.
I used the cheapest of Bunnings potting mix , liberally added Blood and Bone meal,
Lawn Dynamic lifters which is a finer granule than the normal chook poo pellets, therefore breaks into the soil almost instantly.
a liberal application of Dolomite Lime and some trace element and sulphate of potash for plant strength and strong health and of course some "Sea Mun Gus"
the Bunnings potting mix has a lot of fine pine bark through it and keeps the moisture in as well as gives good drainage.

same garden bed from a different angle

and here is the loyal gardening companion again, and he gives me a nudge on the leg from time to time to be patted on the head

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