Vegetable Garden January 2013

South Vegie Bed

South Vegie Bed. Bed 9a has the asparagus, 8b the sweetcorn in stages, 8a the tomatoes. You can just see the Vegenet Hoop Houses in the background.

Hoop Houses covered in vegenet protecting the Brassica crop and doing a great job as well! Bed 7.

Hoop Houses covered in vegenet protecting the Brassica crop and doing a great job as well! Bed 7.

Bed 6a was used for the last onion crop which has mostly been harvested. The Allium Fistulosum (Green bunching onions) Winter Ishikura remain for a gradual harvest. At the near end of the left bed you can see the Yacons growing and on the right in Bed 6b there are Wong Boks! The exposed remains have been covered in straw mulch to hold the weeds at bay until I can get to planting them up.

Bed 6a was used for the last onion crop which has mostly been harvested. The Allium Fistulosum (Green bunching onions) Winter Ishikura remain for a gradual harvest. At the near end of the left bed you can see the Yacons growing and on the right in Bed 6b there are Wong Boks! The exposed remains have been covered in straw mulch to hold the weeds at bay until I can get to planting them up.

View back towards the south along the vegie beds.

View back towards the south along the vegie beds.

Brussels Sprouts, Cyrus Hybrid well grown under the vegenet. No aphids or caterpillars in sight.

Brussels Sprouts, Cyrus Hybrid well grown under the vegenet. No aphids or caterpillars in sight.

View of the North Vegie Beds from the North Perennial Garden. KI Rhubarb in the foreground.

View of the North Vegie Beds from the North Perennial Garden. KI Rhubarb in the foreground.

 

Comfrey in front of the seed bed with Bed 3 in the background.

Comfrey in front of the seed bed with Bed 3 in the background. To the left is Bed 2 with the hoops in place ready for the brassica plantings. Vegenet will fitted over the hoops when it is time to transplant from the seedbed. In the meantime it is mulched with straw after being replenished with manures, composts and comfrey leaves.

Another view of Bed 2 with the Sweet Potato trellis in Bed 1 visible.

Another view of Bed 2 with the Sweet Potato trellis in Bed 1 visible. Beans are growing in front of the sweet potatoes. Strawberries in Bed 5 can also be seen. This is their 3rd year and this bed will renovated during winter.

Bed 1 showing Red Gauntlet strawberries in their first year and producing well. Sweet Potatoes can be seen to the right and also doing well.

Bed 1 showing Red Gauntlet strawberries in their first year and producing well. Sweet Potatoes can be seen to the right and also doing well. In the foreground left is the late planting of Blackjack Zucchinis and Stan’s Giant Rhubarb to the right. Stan’s Giant sent up a flower stalk recently which was removed but it seems to have set the plant back at this stage and a recent heat wave of 45C singed some of its leaves.

Wandin Giant Rhubarb next to Emperor Mandarin is now outdoing Stan's Giant and is certainly a massive rhubarb!

Wandin Giant Rhubarb next to Emperor Mandarin is now outdoing Stan’s Giant and is certainly a massive rhubarb!

Butternut pumpkin beside the garden bench near the old strawberry bed

Butternut pumpkin beside the garden bench near the old strawberry bed Wandin Giant Rhubarb to the left.

Looking back towards the asparagus bed with early zucchini plant still producing in the background.

Looking back towards the asparagus bed with early zucchini plant still producing in the background with yellow squash plant left and white chard in the foreground with a burnt leaf of Stan’s Giant also showing itself.

Wandin Giant glory!

Wandin Giant glory!

Worker's bench in the shade of the Powton tree.

Worker’s bench in the shade of the Powton tree.

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