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Monday, August 23, 2010

Spring is here-sort of

While all the rain we have had is fantastic, everytime I mean to get out into the Garden it is raining!!!!!
Which I should't really complain about. The garden is starting to develop, finished the last of the trellis and lattice for the fence-now what to plant to grow up them, I am thinking passion fruit and kiwi-or another edible climber-or one with flower and scent??? pandorea pandorea maybe? I love that plant and you get flowers top to bottom.

I found an edible native, Kunzea , apparently it taste like apples- I think that would look nice in the front garden. Got a

beautiful Lisbon Lemon tree from work for the front garden, also planted one marjoram plant at the base- a bit of companion planting- and will go nice in risotto with the preserved lemons I will make from this tree.

According to the label, prefers a warm sunny position in fertile free draining soil-and apparently is vigorous growing with medium fruit...but I will graft more citrus onto it as it gets bigger

Pricked out some seed- flame lettuce from Diggers and Kailaan from Eden Seed, as a side note I am writing a bio on Clive blazey for uni and his influence on the growing sustainable/edible gardening movement, will post a link when it's finished.

Sowed a few tomato and eggplant seeds-they are not all for me some I will sell when they are bigger..
Tomatoes-Siberia, Russian Red, Giant Tree Tomato, Stupice, Yellow Perfection, Paul Robeson,Tommy Toe, Budiah
Eggplant Classic Black, Easter Egg, Ping Tung Long and Louisiana Long Green

I have grown these before- and love Louisiana Long Green, great for pizza

Will post pictures as they develop


Onesimus said...

pandorea pandorea maybe?...

A very impressive plant when in flower and a good screening climber.

We had one at our place but it had been left to get out of control by the previous owners. I suspect it was supposed to screen the fence, but it grew above fence height. While it provided a lot of privacy from neighbours, nothing would grow underneath it and it left an ugly fence exposed.

Eventually a neighbour pruned it heavily on her side of the fence and the remaining weight pulled it completely over into our yard and we had to cut it down.

Lanie said...

Look forward to the Clive Blazey bio. Love Clive, especially the way he measures everything and approaches it in such a scientific way. Yeah..spring is almost here...kind of feels like it for a day or so and then....

Steve W said...

Loved the Louisiana Long Green eggplant I took home from your grafting workshop last year: lots of juicy, green fruit for months. (The eggplant/kangaroo apple grafts didn't take, alas.)

I'm trying to overwinter it in case the seeds don't germinate. It's in a sheltered spot by a west-facing wall and has its own little Solarweave hothouse. Looking good so far ...