Prickly heat


Confusion in the garden. All the broccoli bolted straight to flower. Things aren’t going to plan and it has been frustrating us.

The heat has been uncharacteristically prickly for winter, and we’re still hanging out for some rain.

Perhaps we’re being too hard on ourselves trying to work full time and become self-sufficient in only a year. We’ve made so much progress already and learnt how to grow a variety of different produce, such as: beans, cabbage, capsicum, choko, corn, eggplant, jam melon, kumquart, lemon, lettuce, passionfruit, pumpkin, rhubarb, rockmelon, shallots, squash, strawberries, tomato, and watermelon.

We sat down and discussed how we were going to get past our little hurdle (which at the moment seems monumental). It’s just a blip as we are nearing the pointy end of our self-sufficiency challenge.

3 thoughts on “Prickly heat”

  1. Try growing Hong Kong broccoli. Can be grown all year round and you eat the entire plant (except the roots). Very small flower heads but sweeter than “normal” broccoli. It does like water otherwise it will set flowers quickly as well. However the flowers are tasty too. 🙂

  2. At the BOGI Fair, on Sunday the 4th of October at Albion Peace Hall, they will have seeds on sale. There will be Hong Kong broccoli there.
    It is definitely an event worth attending.

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