I finished planting vegetables for autumn last week – there’s no more space in my tiny garden to plant any more! Let’s see the final layout, a view of the vegetable patch from the second storey.
I have the top two rows of “shungiku” – just found out that the English name is “crown daisy.” Next come two rows of radish (the small red ones, which I hope to harvest with in a month); another two rows of “shungiku” and two rows of Chinese cabbage that I am hoping will start closing at the center to form the core. The net has kept out all pests and the cabbage leaves are healthy and large!
Next, the oblong patch against the wall (photo left below) has three parts: a lettuce patch covered by net, a two-row spinach patch and a covered cauliflower patch. I’m growing these three kinds of vegetables for the first time, and am hoping they come out fine.
The photo to the right above is the lettuce patch – one has kind of failed but the rest of the lettuce plants are doing fine.
Here are the other two patches:
The photo on the left above shows two rows of young spinach plants that I transferred from pots to ground, and on the right a single row of cauliflower plants that I purchased from the nursery.
I found that the net on the cauliflower patch had not been fastened tight against the ground and a green worm had worked its way into one of the plants. Suffice to say that green worm will go hungry today.
Yesterday, a friend presented me with four kinds of flowering plants. I’m really excited about them, especially the fragrant flower with the cryptic name Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Apparently, flowers start dark purple then fade to lavender then to almost white. Here is a photo:
The second one was a splendid growth of blue/purple flowers in bunches; called “Ruri Matsuri” in Japanese; I found its English name: Plumbago.
The flowers seem to be in full bloom in autumn; I’m looking forward to taking care of these plants and enjoying them through autumn. Thank you, Utiyama-san.
I did want to show readers of this blog two other flowers in full bloom in my garden – here they are:
This is photo of the Japanese anemone in full bloom in my garden.
And here is the “Hototogisu” or the Toad Lily in all its splendor!
And that’s it for today! Have a wonderful day!