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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Friday, April 9, 2010

A day in the veggie patch.

Did a bit of scratching and weeding the the veggie patch today. Planted a salad mix (a couple of types of lettuce, rocket, chives, parsley, celery, and beetroot) so that we can pick the leaves. Planted one bed of green manure. I used a mixed grain that I brought from the nursery. I also planted some 'telephone peas' between the corn. Hopefully they will climb up and use the corn stalks as stakes.

Who would have thought that I would still be tying up tomatoes in the middle of April. The tomatoes are still ripening and at worst I will be able to make a batch of green tomato chutney. It may be a fluke of the odd weather, or a geographical oddity, however next year I will certainly be planting tomatoes from November through to January.


  1. I like the idea of the peas climbing the corn. Hopefully the corn will protect the pea flowers from the frosts.
    Green tomato chutney, yum!

  2. I thought it was an original idea ... then I was on the Net and found that it is a 'traditional' method to use old corn stalks as stakes for peas.


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