I could use this post to show some more gratuitous tomato seedling shots, but I wont……………………………………………………………………………………well perhaps just one.
I quite enjoyed August when all is said and planted. I think this is more to do with the comparatively mild weather than anything else, well that and the stunning development of my tomato seedlings………..oh god I’m starting to bore myself……
I did have a really productive August. I sowed all my Spring seed, potted up my chillies from last year, planted spuds and generally got my garden organised (now if only I could say the same about my houses interior)….. I also ate a lot of cauliflower.
Here is one of the chillies I have just potted up after nursing (well, left it in the pot to see what happened) it through winter. I pruned this one at the start of July and it has good new growth on it and flower buds – it will be interesting to see when it sets chillies.
Earlier in the month I posted about a silver beet plant that I thought was bolting – it was and I nipped out the bolting stem – this is what happened: Lots of new leaves – all smaller than they look in this picture – all surrounding what look like other potential flower stems. I think I will continue to nip out the bolting bits and keep going. Meanwhile I have sowed some new seed.
Aside from the aforementioned cauliflower and my watercress which just keeps growing my most productive plant this month was parsley. I love parsley, I am passionate about parsley, not quite as much as about tomatoes, but its close! I especially like this parsley which is happily growing away in a part of the garden which has been in total shade all winter and there it is producing happily. YAY for parsley! Note: if you look carefully at this photo you will see a sandpit in the background. This sandpit is a new addition to our garden. We cleverly located it right next to the backdoor thus ensuring I am never bored – there’s always a constant supply of sand to sweep out of our living room……Note to self: Next time engage brain then build….
Onwards to September and the start of the purple sprouting broccoli. I seem to be harvesting a brassica a month at the moment.
To see my gardening activity this month click here: August 2011