At long last Blueberry> here they are. Those are very healthy cauliflower and broccoli in the propagating house, and some end for end shots of both
I got the first of the hydroponic gear going yesterday. So far leeks which I am informed do very well hydroponically, so we'll see on that one. I have some cos lettuce to put in the rest of that one and then in the top one on a slightly different concentrate, I will try scarlet dwarfs again.
Well the top one is operational albeit under test, but it isn't leaking, so I will be able to start those scarlet dwarfs this weekend. I might also transplant my strawberries if the mix is ok for both.
Good to see you have lined the inside of the timber Leonie,looking good by the way.
The raised garden in my third picture is also lined. It is H4 treated, so we lined it. A better option I think than using something that will rot out in a few short years.
I love the greenhouses... I'm so jealous!
I do plan on building one at some stage but I'm still in "cleanup" phase here. This place was extremely run down so I still have a lot to sort out before I can even think about placing a greenhouse somewhere.
For example, I spent today digging this pile of rubble out from underneath what appeared to be a large mound of overgrown grass (and I'm only half done!).
Incredible what people will bury. Our old place had a wine bottle midden which probably went back to when it was a farm. Unbelievable the glass we dug out of there, and it was all in small bits.
I've run into an unexpected problem. My precious beans of only which a few germinated, were doing well and then suddenly first one collapsed and then another. Alarmed I carefully dug them out and to my dismay, I discovered that ants were farming mealy bugs on the roots of the beans. I have put some insecticide on them, and down a few ant holes I found on the floor of the glasshouse, and the beans have been put back into seed raising mix. They are slowly recovering, but still look pretty sick. I can't afford to lose these precious beans.
Blueberry they are the ones I sent you a few years ago to trade with the yacon. Any chance you kept the seed at all? Would love a few back if you have, as insurance.