The Richmond Green Apple cucumber in our home garden is so productive! Cucumbers do well if planted in fertile soil and if shaded slightly from the afternoon sun . It is also a good idea to water at ground level opposed to overhead as water on the leaves will encourage fungal problems such as mildew #thrivesustainability
All the tiny things 💚
Some flowers are just superstars in the garden as they attract such a diverse range of insects. When you look really close up you can see why. They are not just one flower but made up of hundreds of tiny flowers.
I've been trying to photograph the tiny tiny insects that run our world.
Geum 'Bell Bank'
The tiniest butterfly on Salvia jurisicii it is the size of the tip of my little finger.
Here are a few plants that appeal to hoverflies, parasitic mini wasps, lacewings, ladybugs and bees. Achillea filipendulina, Achillea millefolium, Anthemis tinctoria are all perennial. But annuals Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace), and letting fennel and coriander flower will also work.
I am just amazed at how quickly insects respond to spray free flowers and a modest bit of habitat..
CLOSE TO FULLY BOOKED!!!! We literally have a couple of spots left before Christmas. If you need any gardening done please call us as soon as possible as generally these spots wont last past this week! We will be working right up until Christmas Eve. We will then close and back on 10th January. For bookings call 0410285707 🌲
Peanuts are popping! They make a great ground cover crop, help improve the soil and give you snacks to enjoy with a beer ...why wouldnt you grow them! Pop into the Nursery next week if you to would like to grow your own beer snacks🥜🍺
Our 1st cherries for the year they were super yummy!!! 🍒 Just a reminder this is our busiest time we are already booked many days over December so if you have gardening that needs to be done get in early! We will be working every weekend until Christmas also! Call 0410285707🌲 #primegardens#cherries#itsnearlychristmastime
Treated the hubbie to a birthday surprise, a cooking demo @ballymaloecookeryschool with Ruairi de Blacam. He loved every minute of it & I got to enjoy the most blissful day in their gardens, a bit giddy being off on a school day! Delicious food & time seemed to slow down here. I stumbled across a shell house which Darina Allen made out of 20,000 shells, so pretty. ✨It was closed but I couldn’t help peering in the little window! I have to take my girl here who loves shells. ✨
I think these super dwarf red leaved nectarines would make fantastic Christmas presents some already have fruit. They are Low chill, self pollinating and will happily live in a pot so perfect for small spaces #thrivesustainability#giveagiftthatgrows
So we concluded the training on the 3rd day by visiting some of the groups site for #dryseason#vegetablefarming .
The first picture is a school garden, the garden is to produce healthy organic local vegetables that will be prepared for the students under the school feeding program.
Gave advice and reminded them of all we discussed at the training.
Training is not concluded unless one see produce, I will be coming back to see their gardens end of January with beautiful, healthy organic crops.
Thanks @ #opefarms for my bag.
#fieldvisit ,#organicgardens ,#lawra .