RIPPING AND REAPING

I SPENT the weekend digging weeds out of garden beds and mulching neglected quarters of the garden. The lettuce, carrots and radishes hav...


I SPENT the weekend digging weeds out of garden beds and mulching neglected quarters of the garden. The lettuce, carrots and radishes have done OK and I’m going to sow more this weekend.

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  1. Good for you! There's something so satisfying...and a little addictive...about growing your own.
    Regarding your narnie question a little while back...I bag my bunches on the tree (which helps them ripen quicker and keeps the bats at bay) and I have had success with cutting the bell off once the bunch has formed...though with my current bunch I am experimenting with leaving the bell on. You can do either depending on your success or preference. I am growing lady fingers so the signs for timing the picking of your bunch is just a little different visually... but generally you can either leave the bunch on the tree until they are ripe or cut the bunch down once all the hard edges on the narnies have plumped out and you can see a sign (even the smallest sign) of them starting to yellow. If you cut them down then you will need to let them hang or cut them into hands and keep them in a coolish place to ripen. You can even put a hand in the old paper bag to quicken the process if your belly so desires. Oh and don't forget then to cut the tree down! Hope that helps you out! Good luck.

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  2. I love gardening! That soil looks lovely and loamy too. Takes me ages to get soil that colour here in South Australia -its a reddish clay that needs lots of compost. Have fun!

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  3. yummo! nothing beats fresh homegrown produce. happy gardening : )

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