Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bedroom View

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?

15 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Hope that you will recover soon and return to the colourful outdoor.

~Holly~ said...

Feel better soon!!!

One said...

Down but not out. Still taking photos, admiring your plants and contemplating what to grow next. When are you getting a rest?

meemsnyc said...

Sorry that you are not feeling well. The patch looks great!

milka said...

As long as the corn plants give you fruits, they are good corns, short or tall does not matter ma. I see you plant your veggies so close together and they are growing very well. Macam cincai sow pun can grow out, very kacang puteh (easy).

Bangchik said...

Sorry to hear about your cold... it should subside soon as always. Your veggies so compact, almost brushing against each other.

Kat said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Take care and relax, it's a good time to plan winter veg... I'm going to try kale, purple cauliflower and 3 different brocolli.

Green Lane Allotments said...

Poor you hope that the cold soon goes!

Mr. H. said...

Hope you feel better soon, my wife and I mailed some seeds out to you. We did it according to regulations so hopfully they will make it too you.:) Swiss chard and kale are two of our favorite cooler weather greens and turnip is the only actual vegetable we plant in the fall.

Ellada said...

Get well quickly.
Your view, from your bedroom is amazing.

Hughbert said...

Kale for me too. I notice it's not on your sowing list? I am trying Chinese Broccoli this year. Plus lots of greens, root crops, and alliums. Yum!

JGH said...

I've had a lot of success overwintering Argula and parsely - both come back without re-planting too. Looks like you've made great use of that space!

Indie.Tea said...

Your garden is so full!
In winter, we plant Chinese celery, cabbage, even brussel sprouts.

shaz said...

Oh dear, hope you are feeling better now. Thank you so much for the seeds, I cannot wait to plant them. I just bought some cabbage seeds to try and sow for winter.

CathJ said...

Hope you get well soon.. ^_^