I've been reading all week about the exciting things happening in everyone's spring gardens. All the work that's being done in preparing soil, planting seeds and seedling, bare rooted fruit trees and in some cases, major landscaping. Such busy little bees out there. I haven't had a lot of time but since the bones of my veggie garden were laid down last year there are no real major projects planned except the chicken coop later in the year. I need to plant some radishes and lettuce and turn the bed in prep for tomatoes.
|This photo was taken way back then when we first put the beds in Aug 12.|
So, this is what's growing at the moment. Its all very green.....
|Parsley is in overdrive. Its taking over everything in one of the beds. Time for a major trim.|
|New shoots on my Trixi Pear. I'm just letting it do its thing. Apparently despite being miniature it will have full size fruit. I put the wall tiles on the floor hoping that they will somehow make their way onto it some day.|
|Lots and lots of little cumquats on my potted tree. They are so pretty, i don't want to pick them.|
|Blossoms on the Blueberry Bush. The sun was a real problem for getting clear photos today.|
|Pretty Borage flower (out of focus)|
|Beetroot - Wow, i think this one needs picking for a salad.|
|The pea plants are finally growing.|
|Cabbages and Brussel Sprouts.|
|Brussel Sprouts - i seem to have lots of leaves but no hearts yet.|
|Companion Planting - Dill and Mint among the sprouts and cabbages|
|The little pansies are meant to distract the cabbage moth. Apparently they think it is another moth and move on.|
|This perpetual spinach was planted last September in my first bed and it has been providing salad leaves ever since.|
|Chard still looking decorative in the garden, because we don't eat it.|
|Peppers still growing on last summers bushes|
|Alyssum cascading over the raised beds.|
|Not the most attractive of beds. Potatoes and garlic. I threw this together quickly as it took off once the heat arrived. Tomorrow i will cover all these up leaves and go higher.|
|Pineapple Feijoa Bush - with rosemary on the side.|
|Strawberries - i didn't get any off these last year, so Ive got my fingers crossed.|
|Nasturtiums are going mad up the trellis.|
|Clivia Lillies up the side . These will soon be pulled out on the fence side (if you want them, say so) as i am going to string up the pergola frame for grape vines.|
|Blasted Sun - the only good thing going on in the front yard are the Lilly Pillies on either side of the front door.|
call saying - throw them out, we gave you the wrong measurements. Well given that i had oooed and argghed at these when they were being made, i found them next to my desk in the morning. What a nice surprise. They are made of sheet steel, so they are very heavy. They even drilled holes for me.
|I'm thinking Strawberries or fancy lettuce.|
There's more to see but you must be getting bored by now, so I'll wrap this pictorial up. Happy Gardening.
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