Monday, 6 July 2015

July Garden Share Collective all about avocadoes and limes

This is such a wonderfully warm Australian winter with enough rain and plenty of sunshine.
There are so many vegetables and fruit to pick including limes, avocadoes, mandarins, oranges and lettuce.

Chillies, long red cayennes and jalapenos

The middle garden bed is proudly displaying lettuce, rocket and fennel.

Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes are so fresh and delicious.

Where tomatoes grow, so do weeds.  
In this case chickweed is omnipresent and requires continual attention.

I have just picked the first custard apple, it weighs 1.250kg and will taste delicious.

There have been so many limes, continually picked now for 3 months.
I prefer to cook with limes rather than lemons, preferring the sharp citrus flavour of limes.

Lemonades on the dwarf tree, they will be ripe this month.

Cauliflower heads slowly but surely growing.
These look so perfectly white and uniform.

Broccoli heads also growing, still two weeks away from picking
but so green and firm.  They will be delightful.

Spinach, always growing, being picked for us and also as greenage for the chickens.

Look at this Sorrel "Bloody"  I recently purchased.
I have grown the normal sorrel, with a slight lemony flavour but
this sorrel "bloody" has a peppery flavour similar to rocket. 

I love that there is always so much diversity in the winter garden.
Snow pea plants are 60cm high and will soon put out flowers.
Corn is almost ripe for picking.
The citrus are so plump and sweet.

This is part of the Garden Share Collective to see other members gardens it is fascinating seeing with other members grow, click here to see the other Garden Share Collective Members gardens.

Buon appetito, enjoy Merryn xx