A few weeks back I got to meet Kyrsite, Kate and Jo in person and of course we spoke about gardening and what we were growing. Spring has come early this year and here in the sub-tropics with recent warm days, I am already leaving the windows open at night again. The girls are all from southern states and I had to mention to them that yes we can grow tomatoes all year round. Look at our max temperatures for winter, yes 26°c is normal. Mine are on their last legs but beans are planted at the bottom and new tomatoes seeds will be planted this week.
The Garden Share Collective is a way for backyard gardeners and bloggers to show off what is growing in their veggie patch. Each month we have a theme which we can post about and this month (August) is all about ‘size’. To find out more how you can join in head over to the Garden Share Collective Page.
This month Kate wrote about Jo from Country Life Experiment who has stunning photos and a country boy who keeps them in abundant harvests year round, head over to take a peek.
Artichoke, honestly why did I keep it? Well first off it is so big and secondly I hope to see what happens next. I am an impatient creature and only wish that it would hurry up and send out that big flower so I can tear it out of the ground. The plant is massive and is taking up so much valuable room. Room of which I could be growing more eggplants or tomatoes.
It has been just over 8 weeks now that we have lived in our new place. The veggie garden has been harvested of all the brassica’s (red cabbage and cauliflower), though I did plant out some kale for my consumption which have come along rather well.
I have to confess something. Usually I would have my garden planted out by now. This year I haven’t, I left my seed box at the farm! I am hoping to pick it up this week from the post office so I can get back into the garden again. I refuse to buy seeds, especially when you see how many I have. Lucky next month’s theme is all about ‘seeds’, so I will show you the size of the container I have.
I bought a fantastic jap pumpkin from a local farmer at the markets two weeks ago and I kept the seed and then shoved it in the ground and look. How cool is that I have a bunch of pumpkins bursting to grow. I am impressed at how big they got so quickly. I will be transplanting a few around our place. I am sure at some stage they will take over but I look forward to less mowing and more pumpkin foraging.
My Garden beds are small but they are enough for three. I have plenty of herbs, silverbeet and soon kale. Just waiting on those seeds so i can get some more tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini’s, beetroots, leafy greens going. Oh, i just remembered i did plant some beans along the trellis where the tomatoes are. Purple kings – I did manage some how to bring those seeds and the okra with me.