Living in a suburban area we only have a small space for growing food. So with limited space that we have for vegetable that takes a long time to mature, will have to spend their youthful days with other quick crop is one of solution to utilise space. This small hybrid cabbage (earliball) is growing between lettuces. The lettuce will be the cabbage guards against pest, when these lettuces get munched I will be instantly alert of any attack.
Redchoi (hybrid) growing near tomatoes and squash (yellow ruffles). In a few weeks red choi is ready to be harvest. Some of the leaves has been chewed on some still untouched. I have to wait until rain will leave Adelaide dry again to spray chili juice on them.
At the back rows of Red Choi is a fortress of leek seedlings guarding this asian leaf vegetable against pest from this direction. The leeks have to grow more bigger to be an effective fortress. Komatsuna growing with cherry tomatoes. Caterpillar for now is happy chewing nastartium leaves. Komatsuna is safe at the moment. I am most certain now that pest won’t bother komatsuna if there is other leafy vegetable nearby from past to current observation. Komatsuna is more pest resistance compare with other asian greens.
Daikon (Japanese white radish) growing near sunflower. We can see the white root now. I think the soil is too hard for the root to penetrate. If so we might have to harvest the daikon early. At the positive side, I am hoping it will help break the soil because we are planning to plant watermelon seedling there after growing radish.
We transplanted choy sum seedlings near carrots and cherry tomato plant. I was surprised after a week those seedling grown twice their size. Bloomsdale spinach growing side by side with bush bean (pioneer). Hope we can prevent the spinach from bolting too quickly when the weather gets warmer by shading from bush bean leaves.