Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fresh root vege

Just pulled these yesterday -  out of a root vege plot in our garden that's now ready for the chopping board. You could see that the purple onion had great color from what was exposed above the dirt but the purple dragons are just as amazing now there out of the ground.

Here are the ones we planted

Cabbage tree fronds and mulch

If you have a cabbage tree ( ti kouka ) on your property, or even if its on the next door neighbors you will be familiar with the fronds getting blown all over lawn. Seems you cant just run them over with the mower ( they are fibrous like flax and will stop any mower or mulcher in its tracks ) and you have to go around picking them up anyway, you might as well make use of them.
Gathering a dozen or so at a time and tying them together creates a nice bunch that can be placed in between seedlings. They offer protection from the wind, stop the weeds from coming up and stop the soil from drying out.