Well, after such a weird start to the season Spring seems to have finally arrived. We are now getting more days of sun than rain. So the garden is looking better. I thought I’d show you some pics of what we are growing.
Finally I have a decent strawberry patch
My herb garden is overflowing………… Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Parsley, Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Purple Sage, Chives, Tarragon, Coriander and Mint. Plus a few sneaky roses that grow back no matter how hard we prune them. I guess they are determined to be there.
The nasturtiums have their first flowers………
The Zucchini’s are starting to fruit………….
We grew shalots for the first time this year, they are doing spectacularly well…………
The Broad beans are finally flowering, I’m not worried about them being late in the season as we had them right up until Autumn last year.
After reading up on growing peas, we’ve managed to grow more than one decent pea plant this year. These have almost doubled in size in the two days since I took the pic. Maybe this year the kids won’t have to fight over who gets to eat the fresh peas, there might be enough for everyone to have some.
Carrots are still doing great. In fact we need to eat them faster.
The tomatoes are starting to flower…….
I now have masses of seedlings in the shed ready to plant out, but need to get another load of compost to build up one of the older beds first. We are running out of space for all the things we want ot plant. Things I haven’t taken pics of………….. Artichokes, they are flowering like mad, we still have masses of spinach, our 3 cabbages are ready to harvest and we have some beetroot ready to eat.
However it’s not all coming up roses in the garden. Due to the excessive wet weather all of my Zucchini’s except one have powdery mildew and the tomatoes and potatoes are infected with a bug. So, we need to spray We will use natural products though. Bit of a shame eh?
I planted out the rest of my corn seedlings on the weekend. I had 12 that were direct sown, but planted out about another 30 on the weekend that I had grown in pots. Here’s hoping they survive transplant and we get a decent crop. Out of 5 years we’ve only had good corn once.
So that’s what going on here, not forgetting the waist-high grass down by the fruit tress and in the big paddock.
I might even be back later with a crafty update, I’ve made a few small things.