Next week I’m having a 4 kW PV solar system installed!
Weather permitting, of course. Twenty PV panels will just about cover my small roof. For those of you who know your solar, I haven’t got that wrong. These are new, 195 watt panels instead of the usual 250 watt panels. So, 20 x 195 = 3.9 kW. Not quite 4 kW but enough to brag about! As I said, weather permitting. The forecast is for rain. Fingers and toes are crossed.
I’ll be blogging more about it after the installation, but in the meantime, here’s a tour of the garden.
It’s a beautiful day today. Sunny. No wind. These tomato seedlings are having a day in the open to start the hardening off process:
These ones are slightly larger and have been out permanently for a few days. The big boys get to stay out overnight! :
A really nice-looking wicking box, with oak-leaf lettuce, red russian kale, and mizuna:
There are dozens of oak-leaf lettuces coming up in the food forest. The rabbits aren’t touching them, but to be on the safe side, I’m potting them up for planting into wicking boxes. Rabbits are perverse creatures; they will leave a plant alone for ages and just when you think they maybe don’t like it, they will totally destroy it:
These are red-veined sorrel seedlings. I’ve never grown this variety before. They’re very attractive. I wonder how it would go as an indoor plant:
I suddenly realised this quince was in flower. And how. It has never had so many flowers before. In past years it’s only set a few fruits which dropped off before they reached any size. Last year one fruit got to be a mature size and then disappeared. It was hanging low to the ground, but I didn’t bother protecting it. Rabbits? Possums? Who’d want to eat something so hard and sour? :
Lovely display of quince flowers:
Tonight’s dinner. They grow so quickly. They can be a few inches tall one day and 2 feet the next. I’m checking the patch twice a day now:
And finally, because no post would be complete without the star attractions:
They’re right back into full laying now and suddenly there’s a dozen eggs in the fridge. And the friend who usually gets half a dozen a week is swanning around somewhere in Central Australia at the moment. So it looks like the solar panel installers (who are really nice blokes—I’ve already met them) might be taking home half a dozen each.