Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Garden update...

Warning there are a lot of photos with this post :)

After this spectacular sunrise this morning...

(more pics to come in another post)


I ventured out to the garden...


It was 6.30am so not much sunshine on the plants...

The beetroot...


Sweetcorn...
Damn birds had pulled out one of the plants so I have since covered the bed with mesh for now...



Brussels sprouts


A pic I took yesterday of the baby sprouts 
(I think this is what they are, as I haven't grown these before)...


You can just see the potatoes popping their heads up...


Cauliflower and Kale in this bed...


 Spring onions, leeks and chives in this one...


 Chives...


 Silverbeet, celery, onions and rhubarb...


Celery...


New leaf showing on the rhubarb...




Zucchini...




Dwarf Beans...



 Spring onions are flowering...


The bees are enjoying them...


 My poor Strawberry plants have struggled since I planted them out into the garden.  They are looking better now with new shoots starting, thank you Spring :)


 Some more potato plants have appeared...


Burpless cucumber...


Broccoli, cucumbers, beetroot and my huge spring onions that could pass for leeks lol!



I am proud of my lettuce.

I got twenty seven plants from one punnet
They are starting to form their heads now...

They will all be ready at once, so not sure what I am going to do with twenty seven lettuces!



Young broccoli...


 I noticed I have a baby cauli :)

Not sure if it will form properly as I think the season is a bit late.  
Time will tell...


The Citrus is in bloom again,
Orange blossom...


 Mandarin with fruit and blossom...


Grapefruit...


 Plenty of young apricots,
Hope they hang on with the strong wind we are having today...


Nectarine, 
these will be light on this year as hubby has given the tree a much needed prune...


Loquat...


 New leaves shooting...


The little lemon blossom...


New shoots and grapes on the vines...


 Fig tree has re sprung into green...


So has the mulberry...
Will need to put more water onto this tree to get it to grow properly, It has struggled since we planted it.



 Morning sunshine on my Rosette geranium (that is what I call it) that my mum gave me recently.  This is the flower, it doesn't open right up, just looks like a cluster of tiny roses...


I have placed lavender near all my doors, hoping that the little flies stay away...


A very warm windy day here today and a hotter one forecast for tomorrow. Hopefully there will be some rain at the end of it, but that's not likely.  It has been a while since we have had a decent rain...

Do you have a veggie garden? How is your garden growing?

xTania

13 comments:

  1. Hi Tania,

    Thank you for visiting my blog I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Your garden is wonderful, my efforts are nothing in comparison.

    All those lovely fruit trees too.

    Yes it's lovely to peep into other peoples way of life. All these lifes running in tandem.

    Christy
    Lil Bit Brit

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  2. I love your garden and the mulch? on top is interesting. We have such a short growing season here in Alberta Canada. The poor little tomatoes do not even have time to ripen red on the vine before the frost sets in. Right now I have mine in a box covered with newspaper in a warm spot inside the house, hoping and praying they get red!

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  3. Wow, you have a real overlap going there with broccoli still little...plus some Summer seedlings already looking quite established...corn etc...Im at the end of all the winter stuff...my spinach/kale may hang on, but with all this warm weather and wind, it all goes off and turns to seed quickly this time of year...I have put in the zucchinis and capsicums last weekend, and a couple of tomatoes too...oh and some cucumbers, as I like to get eating those as soon as I can...

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  4. They all look so healthy with new strong growth and your garden beds are beautifully and neatly kept.

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  5. Gorgeous sunrise Tania. Your garden is looking fantastic. I have started planting out summery things very tentatively but still have plenty of winter growing vegies coming on- broccoli, cauliflower, peas, snow peas, broad beans, chard and turnips. I don't really grow any head forming lettuce now, just the leafy ones which you can just harvest as you need it. I'll send you some seeds if you like, just let me know.
    Thanks for showing us around your garden.
    tracy

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  6. I love your weed free veggie garden beds, wish I could say mine were the same. We're wrapping up our growing season here, as Winter is on its way........

    Gill in Canada

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  7. Your garden looks lovely. Mine is now buried under straw awaiting the cold of winter to settle in. Soon you will be eating fresh veggies!

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  8. Tania, WOW, your garden is simply wonderful. I envy you. I would love to be able to have a garden like yours but we simply do not receive enough sunlight to grow anything much in the way of vegetables. I do have some lettuce planted but they are slow to grow because it isn't warm enough yet.
    I'm looking forward to more posts in the future showing us your bounty. Thanks for sharing,
    Anne xx

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  9. you have quite an impressive vegetable garden! Have you ever grilled lattuce? it's very yummy.

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  10. Wow...you have a fabulous garden!!! What are your average summertime temps??
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  11. Like the Alberta reader we too have a very short growing season and of course it's Autumn here for us. In the 10 years we have lived on the Pacific NW coast it is the first time we have not seen any rain since the 21st of July! Cooler temperatures also played havoc with our planting this year. You have a very wide variety of plants Tania and ex-RAF hubby says he is quite jealous of your citrus! Leeks? Really? We cannot even find the seeds!
    Thanks for sharing and happy gardening!

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  12. Hi Tania, so nice to meet you. Your garden is really nice. There is nothing like home grown produce. Thanks for the peek into your life. I am your newest follower.

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