The world is ending! Did you know? Or is this blog post the first time you’re hearing about it? It must be ending because that picture above, that beautifully weird and wonderful flower, is the sexual organ of a passionfruit, and its nakedness is present (albeit in my greenhouse of magic) in July. For those of you not in Australia or somewhere similarly awesome, that means my passionfruit is blooming in Winter. Which is crazy town. OK, so the world might not be ending: it may just be my greenhouse is effectively keeping things happy. In fact, a lot of my plants are happier in there. Even my potted banana palm seems to not be hating me as much.
Tomatoes, growing. These tomatoes suck because I only let them grow because I thought they were nettles. It’s silly I know, but I was worried that it would hurt to pick them out of the pot they were growing in, but once they started blooming I realised how stupid that was. The actual nettles hurt in a nice way, anyway.
I have this seed box where I dump all of my seeds that haven’t successfully grown. In this case, I had planted a bunch of veg which hadn’t worked out. Rather than ditching the seeds, I pour them into a patch of soil. The reason for this is that those seeds I care little for grow more. Lettuce? None of my planned seeds grow, but damn if they don’t grow elsewhere in the most random places. I have a potato growing where my beetroots are meant to, and tomatoes grow absolutely everywhere. As you can see from my dump box, all of the chard, beetroots and carrots have suddenly decided to grow, although plentifully and on top of one another. Maybe I’m not meant to be a gardener, or maybe a tidy garden doesn’t suit this messy gardener?
Above, we see my use of guttering to grow sprouts. I’ve got peas, clover or something, wheatgrass, other things and some Amaranth. If there’s one thing that I’m terrible at it’s documenting what the hell I’ve planted. So I just kinda wing it and hope for the best. Those few times I’ve attempted to label my plants have failed, because one dose of rain seems to wipe the words off my little sticks.
This ugly creation was me trying to be clever. It’s a box turned on its side, and my plan is to get more surface area from it, allowing more cabbages to grow. I really want a single cabbage to grow so that I can make some sauerkraut from it. Unfortunately cabbages grow really slowly when I plant them, and they’re way too big for the hydro set up. Does anyone know any tricks for cabbages??
Purple garlic planted on the Winter solstice.
Apparently, according to the seed packet, this is a Marshmallow root. But it looks like a Mallow plant. It’s so mucousy when you eat it. One day I’ll have a well wicked medicinal garden! You wait, guys.