Australia Brown Onion grown from seeds (Phoenix seeds) in July is growing nicely (cross fingers). It is long day-light sensitive onion variety.Carrot in the middle of the box and some cucumber seedling at the side. I have prepared trellis surrounding the container box. Looks very funny but I show it next time when the cucumber has started climbing. Our first trial growing cucumber in container. We hope that the cucumber leaves will provide some shade to carrots when we have heatwaves here. Last year November we had a week of continuously heatwaves. Anyway these carrot variety (topweight) on its seed packet label information printed it can be grown half-shade.
Potato and leeks. Pests has attacked the potato leaves but I am not sure which type of pest. I found that leek is not a good pest deterrent as many book suggested. I experimented with other plants but still I am not convinced.
In between the leeks I direct sowed turnip seeds but some of the new emerged turnip seedlings has been nipped or disappeared. Thus, leek not good for scarring away those pests. I think I have sufficient leeks for the kitchen until next year. At least 50 leek plants is growing in different area of the gardens and in containers with different stages of growth. However, leek takes a long time to grow, I sowed more leek seeds yesterday. I will grow more leeks in containers than the ground now because I don’ find any much difference growing them in pots or ground. The important thing to note is the container depth soil.
My fun experimental container box. At the front is carnation which I propagated from stem in late autumn. Actually it was a part of stem from pruning and almost dump into compost. Now it has many buds to bloom and give some colours for this container box. Carrots to be harvested this week because in between the carrots are brown onion growing and its going to need more space to grow. The carrot was juicy and melting in the mouth cooked together with chicken curry
How many types of fruit and vegetable plant can you see from this container box?
Counting the days when we can harvest those 3 mexico garlic plant (garlic bought from supermarket). Carrots that require thinning but we will see if all survived the heatwave or not. Pak choi seedling that grow so quickly. Little chives that is slowly growing at the side of the box. A month later, the Banana-shaped rockmelon emerged which I thought will not ever show up that the reason why I transplanted one cherry tomato in the box.