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  Friday, 21 December 2007

A cartoon day

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  Thursday, 20 December 2007


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  Sunday, 16 December 2007

first raspberry

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Zucchini Flower

Zucchini  Plants

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  Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Dog in motion
A shot from the CW archives that I still love, from back in the days when I drove a car.

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  Monday, 3 December 2007

Garlic Crop
The garlic I planted in late winter is coming along nicely. I've planted it closer together than recommended just to see if it makes any real difference to the harvest.

These are Kamokamo, or Maori Squash. They are like a zuchini but rounder. My neighbour gave me these plants so I thought I'd give them a go on the spot of ground where my compost bin stood last season. They seem to like it so far.

Sweetcorn Plants
I have around 45 sweetcorn plants growing in both the front and the back gardens this year. I love fresh sweetcorn!

'little bueat' lettuce plant
A 'little beaut' lettuce plant. This variety is one you can pick the outer leaves anytime, but it also produces a small heart.

Bird-proof blackcurrents
This year the black currents are all mine. I've constructed this bird-proof enclosure around them to ensure I'm first to the bounty. Sorry birds but I am making a bird feeder by the back door to make up for it. I need to make another such enclosure for the raspberries which look like they will be doing very this year.

potatoe tire towers
The potatoes-in-tires idea worked well last season. This year I'm experimenting to see if the third tire is worth the effort. The plants begin flowering just as the second tire is being topped off, so my bet is it's not worth filling the third/top tire after that point. The harvest will tell.

tomato plant
One of about 12 tomatoe plants I've planted here and there.

Beans. A long-keeping heritage variety the name of which escapes me for the moment.

Two generations of lettuce. The ones in the foreground should be ready in a few weeks, while the seedlings in the background (under the bird-proof enclosure) have just been planted out.

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  Saturday, 1 December 2007

The Front Garden

This shot was taken with a pole cam. I duct-taped the top of a lightweight tripod onto a 10 foot tuna pole. I then attached a little digital camera, set the timer for a 15 second delay and swung it out over my garden while standing on my roof. Click-through to the photo on flickr to see all the notes showing all the things I have planted.

I have I few more shots I took while playing around the house with this idea this afternoon. It makes for some fun photos.I'll upload more soon.

back garden polecam

Teal Valley Polecam

front garden polecam

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