This month has been the longest month I have ever had to endure. Waiting is so not my thing but the good news is we moved on Friday and I am currently unpacking boxes and settling in my new plants. Here we are again with the monthly link up with Kate & Kyrstie and myself as the Garden Share Collective which is a group of online bloggers sharing their veggie patches around the world.
When you know you are leaving somewhere the chores that are to be done sometimes get neglected. My garden doesn’t have much left in it and there are plenty of rogue weeds popping up with the hundred self seeded tomatoes and a few potatoes that think its a great time to grow. We have had some drizzly days this past couple of weeks enough to keep the plants going and for me not having to water – yes. As I have shed a few tears this month over my garden and how much I am going to miss it I am showing you what I have harvested this month and all I can say is tomato.
We pulled out all our beetroots and carrots to feed our Farm Gate customers as a special treat. We collected 10 kilos of multicoloured carrots and four kilos of beetroots. The raised bed from where they came has been put to sleep with a thick layer of mulch hopefully for the next owner to plant in. If you missed my post earlier this month we are now selling our farm, more tears, it needed to happen as we missed out on the house which we really wanted (the cheap one). Which means we are now renting a far more expensive place giving us no room to try our new lifestyle and flee if we need. We can still rent this place out if it doesn’t sell quick but it wont cover much of our mortgage payments. Ah life. Don’t worry I have accepted the change and looking forward to my new garden and community garden which I will join. The only thing I will miss are the memories like the one below – classic.
Time for me to gloat. My garden has given me the best leaving present as I was stressing about missing out on all my tomatoes. We have picked over 40kgs this month and I think I will get another 5 or so before I leave to add to the 4 I have sitting on the bench. Best going away present along with the 6 kilos of frozen broccoli I have in my freezer.
My mum and I went through my garden and picked out a few essentials to take like herbs, I can’t live with out them. Two flat leafs and one curly, spring onions, two basil and three big pots of tomatoes (surprise variety as they have self seeded) I have a few other pots with soil to move to our new home which I will plant out with seed once we have settled in. Who knows I might come back yet and dig up my bay tree, asparagus and rhubarb yet. Does anyone know about transporting garlic? Mine has all grown but I was wondering if I should dig them up and put them in pots to take too. thoughts?
Yes more tomatoes. I just want to rub it in. Have a great month in the garden and I look forward to sharing with you my new patch next month. Oh and we will see if my potted plants survive the removal truck for three hours.