Mel’s decided she hasn’t got green fingers afterall so there’s no more veg’ growing! We did eat some home-grown brocoli though so I’m ticking this one off! 13 months ago
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I planted these around March (southern hemisphere autumn) and they have been flowering for a while but pods have finally started to form… Can’t wait to boil them and have them with a dash of salt! Or have them in a pasta dish? 14 months ago
We just had our second to last watermelons, we’re harvesting heirloom tomatoes by the kilo every day. We grow cukes, zukes, lettuce, parsley, and plenty more. But the salad veggies are definitely the best. We have over 20 different types of organic tomatoes and the kids pick them directly from the bush. It’s great fun, and we’ll keep on doing it. 14 months ago
It’s been a while since I have had a vegetable garden, but I found 2 books to be VERY valuable:
- “Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Barthelmew
- “Lasagna Gardening”, this book is about layering a variety of different organic material in a garden bed so no digging or tilling EVER has to be done again (it also encourages worms to fill your garden). 15 months ago
I harvested my first leek today. Technically I shouldnt have picked them until September, but I really wanted to see how they were doing. Granted it wasnt huge but it tasted really good, and hopefully the others will have grown much bigger in a month or two.
Im now crossing this off my list as Ive grown squashes, broccoli, carrots and now leeks. Next year Ive decided on beetroot, spring onions, potatoes and garlic. 16 months ago
We’re getting closer to Spring where I live and my garden has not been maintained during the several months of cold weather. However, the rain had stopped for the first time this week so I thought I would make the most of it by going out to the garden and doing some serious weeding. I managed to pull most of it out – the vege garden is looking heaps better now that you can actually see what vegetables are growing there. Photo to come. 16 months ago
I have a black thumb, and I intend to turn it green! 16 months ago
They’re looking pretty good. Its hard to believe I grew these from seeds not too long ago, the rain we had non stop for a few days really helped them sprout up. 16 months ago
Last year I also grew tender stemmed broccoli from a seed. I took this picture just before the actual broccoli started to grow. 17 months ago
Last year I attempted to grow carrots, pumpkins and butternut squashes. The carrots were the only successful ones, however I did manage to grow an absolutely tiny squash, unfortunately my pumkins got eaten. This year due to our rubbish weather I didnt get to plant everything I wanted to, so Im just sticking with leeks, which at the moment are looking pretty good. 17 months ago