Some of you may remember that I was rather stressed about my brassicas not performing in the vegetable bed. They were growing very well but not making heads. Around that time I made a new friend who is a veggie farmer who kept on urging me to just wait. I read up about them and decided that I would have to pull them all up and start again. I was again urged to just wait.
My new friend came to visit me recently, and walked into my veggie garden and yanked a complete broccoli plant out of the ground. I nearly hit him over the head!
He showed me where I had J-rooted the plant but kindly (and probably because he saw my face) replanted the plant in the same spot. I did not hold out much hope for it though.
Well today I can announce that my brassicas all have heads and I will be getting some cauliflowers, broccoli and cabbage. Yay!
Some pictures from the beds
As you can see – I am loving my new camera. So many new things in my life right now. This is good.
Everything I have been doing lately is all about food and it has been so much fun. My first batch of vegetables are finally planted. This has been two years in the planning so it’s a big thing for me. They are all safe and sound, away from browsing animals and the baking sun in their little cool cloth house. I made raised beds using recycled broken vegetable crates with shade cloth liners.
Functional but not very pretty. I will be cutting off all the excess cloth to neaten things up a bit.
My whole food healthy eating plan is continuing well and I am feeling a difference already. yesterday we had this super fritata for breakfast
and made some homemade cold drink using rosella flowers and lemon grass. It turns bright red once it has been in the fridge for an hour or two, sweetened with a touch of honey and absolutely delicious.
so much food on my mind, I even painted a cabbage
This painting is one of six macro paintings I am doing to hang as a group in my kitchen. They are on stretched canvas so will not need to be framed. I have also completed one of a slice of lemon but I am not happy with it.
I wonder how many other people have ever painted a cabbage