viernes, 6 de septiembre de 2013

Paulownia - una alternativa a los citricos. Campo de mi amigo Paco de Ecofoc.

Broad beans planted in the middle of the rows as a second crop and a great source of nitrogen.
Habas plantado como segunda cosecha y una fuente de nitrógeno, que listo.

Avoiding Ceratitis damage. Soluciòn para la mosca mediterranea.

Covering up is about the only way I know to protect crops from the dreaded mediterranean fruit fly. On the peach trees I generally use a net, but this year there`s not a lot of fruit so I used wax coated paper bags (from the local agriculture co-op). I also did a final "thinning" of the peaches taking off any damged fruit and surplus fruits.. I have covered up the pommegranets, too, as last year they were all gubbed.

jueves, 29 de agosto de 2013

Frangipani -

This is my pride of joy (at the moment).
Orgullosa de haber crecido este bicho.

Reign the rain - for a while.

The end of  August is here and the first rains have appeard. The ground desperately needed it. The beds are mainly depleted and it is time to start again. Time to sow - the mediterranean has it's joys, like two seasons a year. It was kind of strange to start with, coming from Scotland which has one shortish season per year. August here is like February there, the garden goes to sleep in a manner of speaking. Sure the summer stuff rippens up, but new growth is none and the bestial heat tolls it's price.

jueves, 11 de julio de 2013

Como va la huerta en general - bastante contento ando. The veg garden - 'tis in fine condition if I say so myself.

Some photos of general progress. Algunas fotos del progreso de la huerta.

24 tomatoes in one go.


girasols sunflowers

como añadir un boom de color en la huerta. Sunflowers a big splash of cheer in the veg garden.

lunes, 24 de junio de 2013

cols chinos beans and pepinos

cols chinos
chinese cabbage

garrofòn valenciano
paella beans


miércoles, 19 de junio de 2013

First onions ready! Las cebollas

La cosecha (o una parte de la cosecha)
Started onion harvesting.

una cosecha riquísima 

Lates and earlys

a la parrilla o la horno?
grilled or roasted?

Las sandia. Watermelons.

las sandias or watermelon
Menos mal que hemos puesto las sandias en un túnel, si no con el pedregazo hemos  tenido no hubiera sandias
Just as well the water meleons are in a poly tunnel, they would have been destroyed with the hailstone storm.

lunes, 10 de junio de 2013

como hacer humus - simple effective composter

Compostadora sencilla
Simple compost maker
The Dalex composter - a bit Dr Who'ish

Sacas el humus de la puerta abajo
Just scrape out the humus at the door at the bottom of the composter

Newspaper carboard kitchen scraps and garden rubbish
Periodico carton y todo el organico de la cocina y el jardin

sábado, 1 de junio de 2013

Calcots y cebollas rojas - Onion "red baron" ang shallots "golden gourmet"

Lo se es tarde para plantar bulbos de cebollas y calcots, pero voy a intentar.

I know its late to plant onion sets and shallots, however when in the U.K. I bought these and will give them a go