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Autumn action

Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the May 20th, 2009

I much prefer this season being called Autumn than the American term Fall. Fall sounds so flat compared to Autumn. My garden is looking very full with all the brassicas getting bigger.
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I am still harvesting the last of the summer beans and eggplant. Here is a bed that is full of Asian greens, onions, lettuces, chilies, parsley and marigolds – all very happy:img_1854-copy.jpg

And another couple of beds . . .

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We had quite a bad hail storm a few weeks ago, unexpected at this time of year. The nasturtiums were hammered, however they protected all the cabbage seedlings that were growing underneath them. another use for this gem of a plant.

While fossicking around in my garden, I found these on the back of a rocket leaf
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and despite watching it regularly, they hatched and were gone before I saw what they were.

And then I saw these two getting busy on my perennial basil!
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I have been watching the basil closely because I wanted to find a pinky white crab spider. I’ve seen them before on the basil but i didn’t take a photo. Sure enough, I soon found this guy: spider.jpg

It was only when I looked at the pics on my laptop that I realised he was busy eating this caterpillar!

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I have discovered a new use for my tripods. I planted broad beans around them and instead of needing a separate support for them, I just wind them up the tripod. So far so good . . .

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Yum . . .

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  1. Marinda_7 said,

    on October 3rd, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Jane,
    Wow- your garden truly is amazing, mine is slowly pottering along. I have a question about a whitish spot underneath my cabbage leaves, it actually looks like some or other white imprint, do you maybe have any idea what it could be?
    Marinda


  2. on October 15th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Marinda
    It sounds like it is a fungal disease, but difficult to say for sure without a pic. I have found the best way to identify diseases, bugs etc on my plants is to search images under google. Browse pics on line and see if you can find a match. If it is fungal, spray with a a soapy milk mixture every week or use an organic fungal spray – there are various ones at the nursery
    Jane

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