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Spent a couple of hours spreading fertiliser around all the garden - including the ornamentals - gave everything a deep water - 36 today and sitting around 37 all week nearly. Removed last of the tomatoes from spring plantings - next lot on the way - hope they fruit before winter! Still pletny of cherry toms - cucumbers had it for now and zucchinis on last legs - were very productive this year. May try to squeeze in one more crop before winter.
Have just one bed left to convert to drip irrigation pipes but have to wait for cherry toms to die off first!
Planted a grapefruit tree last night - need to build retaining wall near the bed this week ready for the winter landscaping I hope to do on that end of the yard. Plant a few fruit trees out back door but must improve soil and levels of the ground first.
Check my blog for the early Jan photos and harvesting Organic Home Gardening
in response to Comment by Jane Maarie Ruys on January 6, 2011 at 9:32am
we have a lot of problems with birds, cats and dogs - our solution is to create a covered potager that excludes all pests and so far it seems to be working. a lot of time but we have found bird netting combined with wind break has worked well.
the downside is that birds do not eat the insects but we keep the thing as clean as possible. we do have woodlice and earwigs but so far they have not had a significant effect on the vegetables
picking tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies from the tunnel house and eating lettuce, carrot etc from the open area. and of course strawberries every day.
many other berries coming along but they wont reach full production until next year
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