I had planned to pull down and rebuild this garden bed this year, but the leftover scraggly bits of silverbeet have spring back to life, burdened with glorious purpose. There are also a couple of really healthy looking garlic shoots in there and I apparently missed some potatoes. I think I'll leave it alone, something's obviously going right.

A hell of a lot of apples fell off the tree into this thing, maybe that's the secret. :awesome:

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The first dozen corn seedlings are in the ground! I have a bunch more sprouting a week or so behind these, in case any fail and I need to fill gaps in the nice grid, heh. I was worried they wouldn't have had time to build up enough of a root system in the tray but these little champs went crazy.

Popped the first pumpkin in there too. Fingers crossed!

Let's see how they like their forever homes. @plants

My corn seedlings are going nuts, I thought I'd have another week or so before I had to think about planting them but they'll hit the lid of the tray soon.

Guess I've got some digging to do tomorrow!

I have second generation corn growing from kernels I saved from the last crop!

Stepped up the sophistication of my seedling nursery. I think I've got a couple of Lilly Pilly seeds breaking through already.

One of my tiny midgem berry plants is flowering! I did not expect to see this so soon.

I hope I get a piece of fruit, I've never actually tasted one and I'm really keen to see if the descriptions (which sound amazing) are accurate.

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When you decide to just let the pumpkins growing out of the compost pile go wild over the back fence. @plants

Rainbow lorikeets are in my apple tree, eating my apples already. Might have to defensively harvest in a week or so. It's ok while they're at the topmost ones, I'll never get to those anyway, but that won't satisfy them for long.

Looks like I didn't do a January update for the office plant, so I apologise to its fans.

We've got quite a few people coming into the office regularly now, and nobody's removed my growth chart so I guess we're all on board!

Not huge amount of visible growth, but it's all looking healthy and happy. It can't really cling to the glass anyway so it's more likely to sprawl out than up.

Cornfield update!

The corn stalks are all huge, and have recognisable ears of corn on them, growing well and swelling up nicely. Tiny pumpkin buds are appearing down below, which I need to investigate if I need to hand-pollinate to make sure they mature. Not many male flowers on there right now at all. Could be tricky.

Beans! Green beans are growing happily too, looking delicious already. Looks like there's going to be a huge crop of them if nothing else.

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Let's have some more updates! It's not just corn, of course - my "three sisters" patch is literally in full bloom now. As well as the first ears of corn appearing, I have flowers on the beanstalks and my first pumpkin flower too!

Due to the corn maturing at incredibly different rates, I've been out there hand-pollinating the corn each morning. I have three stalks with various sized ears now, all starting to grow nicely.

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It's about 2 months since my cornfield experiment started and thought a little progress summary would be good.

In one picture, the field the day I planted it, with cat for scale. In the other, today. The pumpkin vines have gone right down one lane and doubled back to their starting point already. One corn stalk is starting to show fruit. We have beanstalks flying all over the place and binding it together in a big leafy web.

All in a little over 1 square metre.

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Small update, everything is growing well. One stalk is starting to show signs of maturity, and the pumpkin leaves are getting huge. Beans are throwing themselves all over the place, having a great time.

I also impulse purchased some cucumber seedlings without any idea where I was going to plant them, so I've put a trellis up at the back and will try growing them up on that. Didn't have anywhere else to put them really.

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