Monday, 31 December 2012

December 2012.

I am really pleased with the progress of these ecobeds.  The mini cabbage and cauliflower and the mignonette lettuce are growing fast and are pest free.  The tomatoes in the bed behind are also doing well.
Mini Cabbage and Caulflower.
Amish Paste Tomatoes
When the temperature gets above 30deg C, I add a layer of 75% shadecloth to stop the vegies wilting too much.
The dwarf Meyer lemon tree is recovering well from its transplant in winter.  I have lost about half of the lemons that set, but leaf growth is good, and there is no sign of yellowing in them (an iron and magnesium deficiency I had when the plant was in a pot).