Everything’s Growing

SunflowersThe garden’s looking great. The sunflowers are all opening and make a nice cheery splash against the fence.

My mounding experiment is not really panning out. I remounded around some rocket and radishes this week since they seem to be still trying to climb out of the soil (what’s up with that?). The mounded spring onions look like they are no stronger than the batches I didn’t mound. We’ll see if there is anything to harvest.

That anti-mildew spray I made for my squashes must have been too strong in bicarb (that’s my guess). I didn’t actually measure and my container is much smaller than 2 litres. Anyway, many of the leaves have brown, dead bits on them. But no mildew 🙂

Coriander and eggplant are sprouting in the basil bed and the lettuce is all going to go to seed if we don’t eat it soon (salad is on the menu today).

The shady ginger bed is still going strong. 7 ginger sprouts (out of 10) so far (none in the sunflower bed have sprouted), the horseradish continues to get more leaves (almost exactly the same as the one in the sunflower bed) the basil is growing, maybe more slowly than the sunny batch did, but it looks healthy. The cucumbers are really flowering. Also the eggplant and rocket here look better than that in the sunny bed.

And yesterday my banana spear showed its second hand. The third hand is thinking about appearing, but not quite yet.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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