This is what I see from my bedroom window. I am having a cold and wishing I can do some gardening outside instead of being isolated in the bedroom.
This patch looks like a mini jungle.Although this veggie patch is small (about 1X 2metre), growing on this patch are 4 challenger tomato plants, snake bean plants, 4 capsicum plants, sweet potatoes, sweet corns, melon plants, 1 pumpkin plant and turmeric. I am trying to maximise the used of this space. Last summer I had success growing sweet corn, honey dews, pumpkin, Cayenne chili and capsicum together on this patch. However, this year I have trouble germinating chili and capsicum seeds. So I tried growing our excess tomato seedlings at this patch centre. Tomato plants on this patch bear big fruits but after the rain it is succeptable to blight. I guess capsicum and chili don't mind to be close with other plants but tomato need good air circulation. Next time, I will not include tomato plant with this combination and only choose one rambling plant. Early January when the photo were taken. I hope sweet potato can help break the clay soil a bit with the help of gypsum that we spread when preparing this veggie patch for planting.
3 weeks later...
One week later, sweet corns that we grow never grow tall. I am not complaining much as our second half of February harvest sweetcorn came from this veggie patch. Because growing sweetcorn at other patch was a disaster this year. So far, the only patch that can be used to grow sweetcorn successfully is at this patch every year.
At the moment, we are harvesting sweet corn, tomato and snake bean from this veggie patch.
Capsicum and melon has just started to have flowers. I wonder how many fruit will it give us.
Last September, this veggie patch were growing coriander, cauliflowers, celery and poppy plants. I guess I did practice crop rotation a bit. I left one capsicum plant from previous summer growing through winter but it look so sad had to give up on it when I was clearing this patch for summer vegetables.
Hmmm...starting to plan what winter vegetables will I grow this year on this veggie patch. Cauliflower is always the main every winter, any suggestion?