Wednesday, February 16, 2011


So I did it. Finally. And boy did I laugh. After saying that my printer wasn't compatible because the installation disc said XP and Office 2000 I simply plugged the thing in and it installed! All by itself! I'm amazed. I guess discs to install hardware are old school. I am so glad I didn't go and buy a new printer without checking this first. So all this time I had a way to get my photos over here. Who knew. (probably all of you)  I am hoping they will now upload quicker than before so here goes............

So to update you.
Not everything died after the hot spell we had the day after I planted. I worked out how to protect the tomatoes on hot days (they are actually feeding us right now although Kurtis eats the ripe ones in the backyard each day so I can't collect enough for a salad )  That is my late Grandmas beach umbrella, looking at it takes me straight back to Portsea back beach circa 1976. I can smell the coconut oil now.......

Status update:

zucchini - growing very well, with any luck we will be eating zucchinis eventually
eggplant - growing well, has a couple of purple flowers?
cabbage - being eaten by cabbage moths
watermelon - still small seedlings
rhubarb - still small seedling
basil - growing well
tomatoes - growing well
strawberries - fruit is growing
cucumbers - not much change since planting
corn and sweet corn - growing well
carrots - got fried in the heat, thought I would leave them there to see if they recover
pac choy - moths are loving it
spinach - thought it was lost in the heat but new growth shows it may just recover
celery - lost to the heat
cauliflower - moth food
cos - two out of three look ok
dill - doing well
chives - thriving
coriander - thought it was lost but looks like it may recover

 As I went out to start planting this is the scene that awaited me.
Kurtis after planting, looking very unimpressed. He had a good time with the planting he's just not into having his photo taken.

Well those took awhile to upload, not as long as the old laptop but still longer than I would like. I believe you can take photos on the iphone and upload straight to your blog. That sounds great, with any luck I will have that nutted out by Christmas.
So any ideas about how to stop those moths? I was given a suggestion but I forgot what it was, I really need to write stuff down!

Worm update - they are still not eating much but after re reading the booklet that came with the farm I realised my worms are babies and therefore don't eat much. They take 3 to 6 months to mature so no need to panic yet.

Well I can here my boy stirring from his afternoon siesta so I must go. You can look forward to more regular updates from now on, or not, depending on whether you have enjoyed the previous ones.

Georgia xx



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  2. hello Georgia!

    I posted a comment a few weeks back and was wondering why you ignored it... then I looked back and there was no comment to be seen! DOH!

    Okay what I was trying to say was... I think your new best friend should be COMPOST, worms are cool but compost will eat up tonnes of kitchen waste, turnoing it into lovely, rich plant food.

    I sent you a link from ABC big ideas..

    Anyways, well done on the vege garden, it looks like you are kicking some major goals. Our East Brighton vege patch needs a lot of work, you have put me to shame. My excuse is lack of time and energy after work, but really what is more important than growing your own food???

    Great to see Curtis getting involved, he will be well grounded as he grows up, no pun intended.

    oh yeah, on the computer problems, just get a Mac. :)

    Keep up the good work, I will be up soon to inspect your progress!

  3. Thanks Drew, I have started compost in a tumbleweed bin so most of the kitchen stuff goes in there but its not usable yet. Its not very big but I needed something that the dog wouldn't get in to.
    I understand the no time thing but I am home ALL the time so no excuses for me!

  4. cabbage moth - hang little white butterflies around your cabbages. apparently they are territorial and wont lay their eggs where other moths do. less eggs = less caterpillars = more cabbages :-)