Monday, April 7, 2014

Autumn in the garden- The garden series


Autumn is such an important season in the garden. When we dig over the garden, add manure, compost and overhaul planting areas. Miss 4 has been busy helping dig over the garden and ready it for planting. It took three weeks to dig it over, water, add mushroom compost and blood and bone. We drew lines for trenches and planned where the seeds would go. We also have a cat problem with a neighbouring cat digging up our garden so we have friends collecting milk bottles to protect young seedlings and fingers crossed ensure a harvest. 

  

Growing vegetables an update|

What's growing in the garden|
Chocolate mint + mint
Blueberry plant {leaf growth coming back and green}
Bok choy
Broad beans {coming up from seed}
Broccoli {from seed} 
Carrots {four rows of mixed carrots} cars destroyed bed so uncertain what has survived- still coming up}
Cauliflower
Chives
Coriander {planting second plot from dried seeds from summer}
Capsicum small heirloom and large varieties.
Dill
French Traggon
Lemon tree {lots of ripening fruit}
Lettuce bed of mixed lettuces and Cos.
Lime tree {lots of blossoms}
Olive herb plant
Olive trees {fruiting}
Parsley {curly and flat}
Passion fruit {not fruiting but healthy foliage + lots of growth of the vine}
Peas {coming up from seed}
Two types of radishes
Raspberries & neighbouring blackberries
Rhubarb
Sage
 Spinach
Strawberries {cut back and mulched to retain moisture}
Thyme
Lemon Thyme
Snowpeas {coming up from seed}
Snap peas {planted from seed on teepees}
Tomatoes- mini Roma's green fruit. Will harvested and make chutney. 
Zucchini {one plant remains}

Harvesting|
Zucchini
Herbs
Capiscums 
Tomatoes

Ongoing tasks|
Working on cat proofing the plot
Adding tough tubs to the second garden bed due to bamboo overtaking ground soil. These tough tubs will hold garlic, leeks + kale.
Adding scraps, egg shells, straw and paper/ shredded waste matter to the compost bin. 
Storing the dried egg shells to add to the new plantings that are starting to come through the planted beds. 
Overhauling the worm farm, we've moved it to a shaded area. 

I'm joining the Garden Share Collective over at Lizze's the strayed table {http://www.strayedtable.com} and checking in monthly with what's happening in the garden.  Follow me over at bloglovin. What's growing on your garden at the moment?
X Mummafox
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