There is a mad rush to the fruit trees by the chooks first thing in the morning when we let them out. I think they like the dampness under the trees and the little bugs that live there within!
And the veggies?
They are doing well.
So far this year it hasn't been too hot, just a day or so then cool again, so the plants are lapping up the conditions. On hot days over 30C (86F) we pull the shade over and leave it off in the cool.
The lettuces are nearly finished, so I have planted some rock melon seedlings in this bed. They are a bit sad looking but hopefully they will take off.
The wire on top of the bed is to keep the birds off, and I hang old curtains over the seedlings until they are established.
The capsicums are starting to flower and produce...
I planted a some watermelon seeds about six weeks ago and finally they have popped up.
I bought some burpless cucumber seedlings,
these will come in handy for all the juices we are now drinking :)
Sweet Potatoes are going mad in this weather,
I think I should have planted them in a bigger bed.
Kale is still growing even though it is a winter plant.
We are having this in our mean green juice.
Oxhearts are getting very tall.
and producing well
Queensland Blue Pumpkin
Qld Blue and Yellow skinned pumpkins
Zucchini's finally taking off, they have been really slow this year. A bit sluggish like the weather J
Making good use of old baths J
Left side view...
Right side view...
Six weeks ago I switched to a plant based diet, after watching Fork over Knives
And boy did that wake me up!
Next I am watching Food Matters.
I found there was nowhere to watch this one online so I have bought myself a copy.
I am feeling fantastic with oodles of energy J
I have removed dairy and meat from my diet as my cholesterol was slightly up in a recent blood test. I am to have another test next month.
My weight has dropped by three kilos (6.61lbs) and my whole body feels better for it.
So with my diet change I figure I need to keep my garden growing. I have problems buying organic produce, because of where we live, so that means I need to grow my own. How lovely it is to go out and pick from my own garden, and to know there are NO pesticides used J
Are you a meat eater or a veggie lover? And do you juice?