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Comment by Kate on December 6, 2010 at 4:56pm
My leeks have all gone to seed. Are they still edible now. They seem too little to eat yet, let alone throw a seed head. Also, being a new gardener, is it normal for the onions to go to seed now, is this when I am supposed to harvest them, or do I wait till autumn. I feel so green at being green!!
Comment by marjolijn vos on December 6, 2010 at 1:37pm
harvesting beautiful looking strawberries, huge, plump,
bright red and they are prolific first fruits. I splashed out
and bought some new plants. But they are sour, boo...
It is a new bed, never had strawberries there before, they
have plenty of space and mulched. Would love any
suggestions of what I could add to the soil to sweeten
them up.
Comment by marjolijn vos on December 6, 2010 at 12:19pm
Made time for some early morning watering. Our sweetcorn plants
have earwigs living inside the growing tips, never had that happen
before. I swished them out with water and I hope the birds will
gobble them up. Will do another flush out tonight. Our basil is
getting munched on by green caterpillars, so I'm picking them off
and feeding them to the chooks. I look for caterpillar poo to
track them down!
Comment by Kali on December 6, 2010 at 12:08pm
that's good to know Lynn, I usually put some milk powder in the hole when I plant tomatoes, haven't used it as a spray before though. I transplanted all my little basil, bergamot, cosmos and echinacea seedlings today, because its drizzly, and sowed some mesclun and lettuce. put some purple climbing bean seeds in amongst the corn, and weeded liberally. my garlic is already yellowing and drying off because we have had such great weather, I have already been harvesting the odd bulb for cooking with for a while now. must go and pour some compost tea water around, its a good day for it.
Comment by Lynn on December 6, 2010 at 8:46am
I'm thrilled to report that after one application of milk to my zucchinis, they are now thriving well and growing beautiful fruit, including a drastic change around in the ones that were already looking very sick. I have just reapplied another weaker dose as a maintenance.

In addition, I found some other great uses for milk in the garden...

Milk for Mildew
Milk with its' natural enzymes and simple sugar structures can be used to combat various mildews on cucumber, asters, tomato, squash and zinnia foliage. This works by changing the pH on the surface of the leaves, so they are less susceptible to mildew. Use a 10/90% mixture of milk and water. I.E.: To make 10 ounces of finished spray use 1 oz of milk to 9 ozs. water. Thoroughly spray plants every 3 to 4 days at first sign of mildews or use weekly as a preventative measure.

Milk can also be mixed at a rate of 2 ounces milk to 18 ounces of water and used as a spray every 7 to 10 days to treat mosaic disease on cucumber, tomato and lettuce.
Comment by Lynn on December 5, 2010 at 10:47pm
Retied the fast growing tomato plants, trimmed bottom leaves off them. 'tickled' spuds for dinner, along with picking lettuce, mesclun and mustard greens.
Comment by Rachel Gardiner on December 5, 2010 at 9:58pm
Dug up another 20kgs of spuds YUMMM, sowed another 60 pea seeds, picked beans, started digging around my garlic to see if ready, sadly not but the purple flower heads do the trick at the moment! staked toms, picked lettuce and started collecting cow poo for tomorrow garden task!
Comment by Kate on December 5, 2010 at 9:57pm
HI Lesley. Your gardens sound wonderful. I would love to see a photo of them. I need inspiration. In desperation I have just threaded a weepy hose thru a line up of bags of organic soil to grow my watermelons and courgettes in. I dont know if it will work or not. But I am not a builder and time is ticking on.... so I made an instant garden.
Comment by Lesley Ramsey on December 5, 2010 at 7:50pm
Hi Kate, The raised beds are kind of square keyhole design with raised fruit beds in between each veggie bed. The veggie beds are about 2m square so that the chook pen can sit on them. The leaky hose runs about half way down into the soil, not quite on the hard clay bottom, and loops around coming in on one side and going out into a raised fruit bed at the other. one leaky hose has done three/four veggie gardens and three fruit gardens. I will attach another leaky hose to complete the circuit up the other side of the full garden as I have 7 raised veggie beds. I have also put a leaky hose under my fruit trees when I planted them earlier this year in the front triangle garden. I can water midday and know that the water is getting to where it is needed, the plants seem to like having water during the heat of the day
Comment by Hester on December 5, 2010 at 6:08pm
Went out early, before it got too hot, to clear another garden bed for courgettes. Potted on more tomato seedlings. Watered all the glasshouse plants with liquid feed.
 

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