Sunday, 31 August 2014

Merryn's Menu: Last day of Winter Garden Share Collective

Merryn's Menu: Last day of Winter Garden Share Collective: This past week with the longer days, and plenty of rain, all crops are blooming. So too is the chickweed - shame we can't train the chi...

Last day of Winter Garden Share Collective

This past week with the longer days, and plenty of rain, all crops are blooming.
So too is the chickweed - shame we can't train the chickens to eat chickweed (what a funny name).


Here we have growing lettuce, broccoli and silverbeet in neat rows, growing taller than the weeds.



So many seedlings growing, from seed to become strong, ready to plant out into vegetable beds.


Snow peas and soy beans (edamame) growing with an upright support.


One big issue we faced is the amount of weeds
growing through the strawberry patch.
I forklifted up each strawberry plant,
removing the weeds and placed the strawberry
plants in foam boxes until their bed was totally
weeded, topped up with soil and ready to be replanted.



Charming silverbeet (spinach)

The aloe vera is very happy as it is flowering, a pretty orange sight. 



Produce we picked this week. two custard apples which will ripen now picked
a big bunch of bananas and the ever present luscious red tomato.

The nectarines are ripening early this year, probably because winter was so mild.

Broccoli side shoots
More lettuce


 I planted some pretty Heartsease in my herb garden to add colourful delight. 
These are so pretty, and also, edible.

I hope you have enjoyed my garden, as much as I enjoy gardening.
Please stroll around the other
members of the Garden Share Collective hosted by Liz
and be delighted by the spring gardens you can view.

Bon appetito, Enjoy Merryn