Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 2010 - Winter Vegetable Update

Been a few weeks since the last update. Things grow slowly during winter and we have had a few weekends where no vegetable gardening was done.

This weekend however I managed to do some cleaning up and weeding around the vegetables. Hopefully, this will promote better growth over the next couple of weeks. I also put some fertiliser on and watered the garden well. Once this was completed I mulched the entire garden with sugar came mulch. This will help with water retention and lessen the affects of the cold weather.

An overview of the garden showing the self-seeded tomatoes at the  top of the garden with the broccoli, cauliflower and bok-choy next. We then have the strawberry plants and the plum tomato plant which is still producing tomatoes so I have left the plant alone.
Most of the seedlings planted were damaged by insect attack soon after they were planted but have now recovered and are growing quite well.