Slowly the season is changing and the soil warming. With that comes such a flurry of garden work – sowing, watering and weeding – oh the weeds. Do you want a quick peek of what’s happening?
WELCOME to my garden. Excuse the fence, it will be repaired once I repair the last garden bed and paint the posts – I am thinking purple or maybe red?
Ok lets start with the garden on the left. BED 1
:: Garlic – saved cloves from last years harvest. I kept the biggest for planting, fingers crossed for a bumper crop
:: Carrots – planted somewhere in the midst of winter, they have gone from tiny tiny things to (finally) a decent sized
:: Beetroot – taken an hour before being ripped out to make way for more (more!) carrots. I am yet to work out the secret to growing bumper beets, these were again small
Next up BED 2
:: Purple Cabbage – a hanger-on from winter I am rather proud of my cabbages this year, they have good firm hearts!
:: Garlic – more you ask? Someone just had to plant out all the cloves that sprouted. Hence there is 3 garlic crops this year
:: Lettuce – a quick filler until I transplant the bush beans and climbing beans. Should I mention here the lack of success I have had with bean seeds this year? No lets save it for another day
BED 3, a quiet garden
:: Basil- they maybe tiny now but I am hoping (with fingers crossed) that these 4 leaved seedings will soon become the source of a year of pesto. And yes there is more seeds propagating, to date and 1 square m planted out.
:: Tomatoes – still sluggish seeds or tiny seedlings they’re slowly-slowly coming, until then this gardens waits
:: Pak Choi – a bit sporadic with germinating, thanks to the ants. Must remember to mix the seeds with tea leaves – Jackie French – ants will then leave the seeds alone
:: Zucchini – really what is summer without one? Further along is a squash. The cucumber’s yet to germinate
Yes this is a vegetable garden full of Kikuya grass. Have I been avoiding it? Yes again. I don’t even know where to start. Spray the grass or dig it out? or maybe just simply ignore it….
Thanks for having a look around with me, I hope you too are having a great spring flurry of activity!