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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!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Accidental stuff

This is a green manure mix I planted...ummm...for green manure.  
I have left it a little long and it is forming seed heads.  
So now I have a crop of staples...wheat and oats.
Makes me think I could plant some just outside the fence at the back for the chooks.   
Food grain for thought.

Don't you think this looks like corn?
I could have sworn I planted leek seeds here.  
It isn't as if their seeds are hard to tell apart.

 I nibbled the leaves...doesn't taste like leeks either.

I am in good company though.  
Even Mother Nature makes mistakes sometimes.


  1. Can you still dig in green manure when it is fruiting?

  2. I think it takes extreme talent to plant leek and come up with corn. I also have this talent Hazel, I would even venture so far as to call people such as ourselves gifted.

  3. Do I understand that you are going to harvest the wheat and oats? If so please blog about that as I am very interested. Grains are something I have never played with.

  4. I'm impressed! You have a wheat field in your garden :) Mine is much smaller ans grows around the base of the bird feeder.
    And, erm, yeah, that looks like corn - can you do the water/wine trick too? ;)

  5. Sowing Leeks and harvesting them as Corn is surely an example of "Upcycling" - making something you already have into something better! :)

  6. Beautiful Brewster feather! Pity Brewster still looks ugly!

  7. Such talent! Looks like corn to me! I tried the green manure crop but the hens ate it all :( Take some close up pics !

  8. Love that tomato Hazel! You can have fun and take creative photos of it before you eat it :)

  9. Hi Hazel, just a thought, but your plant looks a little like the Queensland Arrowroot we grow in the chook yard for them to nibble on.

    Love your poor tomato :D)

  10. We have a combine harvester if you want to borrow for your field


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