On the other side of my backyard fence there is a reserve land. Sometime trucks or cars like to park beside our side of the fence and switch on loud music that my babies cannot take a good nap in the afternoon. I decided to plant something on the other side of the fence so no vehicles will park so close at our side. So here is the update on how the plants is growing with almost total neglect and no watering from us but the rain from the previous post about this public patch of ours. Last end of winter and early spring I found so many self-seed tomatoes ( I still found a few popping up recently) and not sure what I should do with them. Well I might have to ask Lenay help to collect them and transplant them at the other side of the fence. Back then, I doubt it will bear us any fruit or even survive after transplanting and negligence. Words of encouragement from Autumn Belle and Kitchen flavours made me decided to keep this self-seed tomatoes and transplanted them at the other side of our backyard fence as at that time I don’t have any space to plant them at all. I did not believe it at first when Lenay told me that the self-seed tomatoes are fruiting now because it is still officially end of Spring here. What a wonderful surprise these self-seed tomatoes gave me, I counted there is at least 4 different type of tomatoes variety.
It takes about 10 minutes walk to harvest the side shoots of Italian Sprouting Broccoli from this “public patch”. The reason why all plants have produce flowers or seed pods. Looks like I won’t need to buy this broccoli seeds variety for several year as the 2 years ago bought seed packet I don’t even finish it up yet. Do you think we have good pollination for the tomatoes because the bees are attracted to the broccoli flowers? A bit confuse now with my theory, let see isn’t tomato self-pollinate.
Our natural "Don't park cars here” signboard as takaeko from small vege garden in a suburb named it are growing taller and taller. I hope these Evening sun sunflower will grow taller than the fence so we can see them greeting us from the other side of the fence.
- Basil Thai (Mr. Forthergill’s)
- Sweet corn ‘Max” (Green Harvest)
- Cabbage ‘Bok choy’ ( Green Harvest)
- Snake bean (Phoenix seeds)
- Spring Onion (Phoenix seeds)
- Lemon Basil (Phoenix seeds)
- Apple cucumber (Phoenix seeds)
- Sunflower mammoth (Eden seeds)
- Zinnia Lilliput Mix (Eden seeds)
- Rockmelon-banana shapes (Eden seeds)
- Portulaca sunnybank double-flowered mixed (Eden seeds)
- Choy sum (Eden seeds)
- Leaf Amaranth (Eden seeds)
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