Wednesday, 3 June 2015

June Garden Share Collective

June Gardening is abundant and plentiful vegetables and fruit abound.

These are the highlights of my backyard Australian Garden.

Oranges, Imperial Mandarins, lemons and limes

I am still picking cayenne chillies and jalapenos every week.

Lovely yellow passionfruit.

Sun drying chillies on the windowsill, they seem to dry out very efficiently behind the glass.

The avocadoes have been delightfully big and succulent.
The Ruby Red grapefuit is visibly bright red when the flesh is revealed.

There are lettuce, cabbage, rocket,spinach, wombok and fennel growing in this bed.

Here are baby snow pea plants and more green vegetables.
Winter ensures so many vegetables can grow and thrive well.

This part of the garden has been neglected but will receive a good weeding
and general tidy up this long weekend.
There are corn, spinach, eggplant, fennel, chillies and zucchini growing well in these beds. 

We are picking cherry tomatoes and bigger tomatoes.
Thankfully now the fruit fly has disappeared for winter and they
all ripen beautifully on or off the vine.

These are my Winter garden highlights, shared as part of the Garden Share Collective hosted by Liz and Kate.
You can see the other Garden Share Collective members gardens here.


  1. Oh, how lovely still to have eggplant and tomatoes - Merryn - they would be turning up their leaves here with the cold:-)

    1. We can grow them all winter our winter is mild. I do love both tomatoes and eggplant :)

  2. I am so jealous of your homegrown avocadoes. How big is your tree? Thanks for the reminder to start drying some chillies. Mine are still on the plant and I really need to do something with them.

    1. The avocado tree is 4 years old. It is 3m high, we keep it pruned. We have a second smaller tree that had flowers this year to aid in cross fertilising :) You need so many chillies to get you through winter.

  3. A lovely assortment and good to hear that the fruit fly has left!! :D

  4. Your garden looks terrific! Glad to see you're see getting lots of goodies. We're through with spinach and lettuce, and working on Swiss chard. Tomatoes and cukes should be coming along soon!

  5. oh, picking tomatoes is a long-distant memory here in Hobart. but I am pulling the summer spoils from my freezer for sauces and casseroles now the weather is truly winter here. lovely to see you have such abundance still merryn.

  6. How come we still have a few traces of fruitfly at our place? I have a few in my tomatoes along with tomato grubs. As always your garden is lush and full of tropical goodness. I hope you got your weeding done.

  7. wow, what a geourgeous harvest!!!
    i wish i was your neighbor thou, lol
    Dedy@Dentist Chef