Well the last few weeks in the garden have been rather scorcha....have not been out in the garden during the day. Rather waiting till the cool evening.

Am very exicted about this years summer garden. lotsa new experiements with growing and the garden is singing with lotsa good insect life.

Main crops going for it at the moment are the phacellia, calendulas, garlic and going to seed silverbeet. THe phacellia is absolutly pumping with bees and hoverflys. A crop i reccomend to anyone that needs more bees and beneficials in the garden. I have planted out lots of herbs and flowers in early spring before all my main summer crops, so they are all starting to go off and making the whole garden look oh so beautiful.

I am attempting to grow both amarynth and quinoa for the first time. Try to branch out on the usualy grains we are used to and experimenting just how well these other less common grains grow in the home garden. They are both really easy to prepare aswell, which means you dont need any heavy duty machinery to get the grain out.

Also attempting to grow my cucurbits vertically to save on space....going to start tying them up today so wach this space....

All in all really looking forward to seeing what the garden brings in summer, going to work on building some lovely seating in there to, perhaps even some hammocks so that we can sit back and enjoy what we have created...and do some serious bug watching too!

Enjoy the start of summer everyone, and dont forget to put your feet up and soak up all that hard work youve done over the past few months xxx

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Comment by Jools on January 19, 2011 at 10:08am
Hey Bridgie - went to college yesterday.  Shame about the grafts :( Ruby rescued the last one.  All your phacellia has gone to seed so would you mind if I pinched some seed.  Cheers x
Comment by Mark on January 15, 2011 at 10:45pm
Love the post Bridge, me spuds are going really well.
Comment by Bridge Scully on January 10, 2011 at 11:26am
Its going ok the vertical growing...i think there are some varities that take to it more than others....the butternut and spaghetti squash seem to be thriving.....quinoa and amaranth are pretty massive....almost as tall as me he he. not too sure when i will be harvesting them for the seed, i think the quinoa will be ready first : )>
Comment by Mark on January 5, 2011 at 7:51am
Just read all your posts again which I enjoyed.  How did the vertical growing of the 'Cucurbits' go? also what sort of result are you having with the Amaranth and quinoa?
Comment by Kali on December 6, 2010 at 12:11pm
me too, gotta love it :)

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