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The blight of the naughty gardener

Warning – I may use a couple of curse words in this post.

Rain, rain, go away.

All this rain has given me downy mildew and tomato blight. Not me personally, but my garden.

I yelled at the plants, I shook my fist at them, I pleaded with them, then I took to them all with a pair of scissors. I removed all the damaged leavesĀ and told them if they don’t get their shit together I may kill them (violently) before the fungi does. I sprayed them with a home-made fungal remedy and walked away. They are looking better. I may post the recipe later if it saves them.

The good news is I planted new seeds today. Always fun. I planted nasturtiums, sparkler radishes, english spinach, chives, dill, pickling cucumbers, and kholrhabi. I also purchased a stevia plant, some rhubarb plants and some chamomile.

I planted out my spring onion starts and some garlic plants. Oh, and some more eggplants. You can never have enough eggplants. Mainly because my eggplants only tend to develop one or two fruit. I got some liquid potash that I hope may help with this.

There are a lot of little tomato plants springing up where I had another tomato plant. I am wondering if they will produce decent fruit since this particular plant’s fruits rotted from the inside out and smelled really foul. I will leave them and see what happens since all my other tomatoes are situated far away from them. Does anyone know what this is? It’s not blossom end rot. The fruit was kind of leathery and a weird colour all over. Whatever happens with them doesn’t really matter since I wont be planting tomatoes there again. I suppose there is no reason to let them go to waste. I am curious about what this is though.

So, that’s it!

XX Brooke

 

Babies emerge

I’ve been busy doing my first aid course in Brisbane for 2 days and then I slept all day today so I haven’t done much in the garden. Getting up at 5am just doesn’t sit well with me. I’ve also been really sick, which doesn’t help for gardening motivation.

Tomorrow after work I might plant out some chillies and capsicums in the bed in the front yard.

In other news I found some more of my seeds have emerged. Always exciting. I’ve never seen okra plants before but apparently they look like hibiscus? Excellent!

My silverbeet, beetroots, tomatoes, onions and sage have also germinated. Happy days.

That’s all, hope you are all having a lovely day.

XX Brooke