|Kale transplants under slug attack|
|Basil seedlings grown in 30 x 50 x 15 cm trays are separated for planting out.|
Looking forward to the new tomato cultivars this year including Anna Russian, Green Zebra, Ukranian Purple and Mirabel Yellow Cherry.
Tomatoes in the cloche ready for transplanting
|Ute sorting the tomato cultivars so that we have an equal number of each in the polyculture bed and the control bed.|
E, M , L
code (see below)
|Black Krim||T3||Black Red||M-L - 69-90||Heirloom||Large||Beefsteak||Indeterminate|
|Ukrainian Purple||T4||Purple||M -75-90||Heirloom||Medium||Plum||Indeterminate|
|Anna Russian||T6||Pink||M -75-90||Heirloom||Medium||Heart||Indeterminate|
|Tigerella||T7||Orange||M - 75||Open Pollinated||Small||Round||Indeterminate||Appears to be resistant to blight|
|Green Zebra||T8||Green||M - 70–80||Open Pollinated||Medium||Standard||Indeterminate|
|Mirabel -Yellow Cherry||T9||Yellow||Cherry||Indeterminate|
|EM's from www.wastenomo.eu|
|The pond profile with various shelves and slopes|
|Following the application of a few tons of cow manure topped with biomass|
|Making final adjustments to the bank level before bringing in the water|
|The pond filling up with the first few plants settling in.|
The Forest Garden
In the forest garden the trees and shrubs are filling with fruit and the meadow grasses have passed waist height. We cut pathways through the vegetation with a lawnmower and when we get a block of hot weather we'll cut 70% of the vegetation for hay (winter rabbit food).
|Wood Ants collecting Honeydew from Scale insects on one of the new Pear trees. The Scale insects will be feeding on the tree sap and the ants are "milking" the scale insects. The tree seems to be unaffected at the moment.... following.|
|Photos from the Forest Garden|
See here for the results of our polyculture studies from 2014 - 2016
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