Monday, March 2, 2015

The end of Summer| The garden series


The sunflowers have stood tall and welcoming all summer long, a smorgasbord for native birds until this morning. After heavy rain and winds it was time to harvest the heavy heads and dry them out for next summer.  We have spent afternoons drawing what is in the garden and harvesting crops for evening dinners. Beds of beans and zucchini fill much of the front garden and the corn is coming to the end of it's growing cycle. Snow peas have started to come up around the corn trellises for a late crop of beans before the long days of Autumn are upon us. Bags of tomatoes have been harvest and the tomato covered teepee's are beginning to dry out and finish their fruiting. We have enjoyed a plentiful daily harvest of tomatoes, beans and zucchini's all season. Stir fry's, roast dinners and salads have been easy go to dinners from the garden. 



Growing vegetables an update|

What's growing in the garden 
Apple mint
Basil
Beans
Chives
Corn
Capsicum
Eggplant
Lemon tree
Lime tree
Mint
Olive herb plant
Olive trees fruiting and heavy laden 
Passion fruit
Potatoes
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Sage
Strawberries
Sunflowers
Thyme
Lemon Thyme
Tomatoes
(three heritage varieties) 
Zucchini


Ongoing tasks
Mulching with straw/pea mulch.
Cleaning and digging up the sunflower bed and getting it ready for leeks and brassica's.
Planning the replanting of the garden where tomatoes and potatoes are.
Watering in worm wee and seaweed fertiliser for added growth to the beans. 

What's growing in your garden? Have you come across any great recipes using seasonal produce.

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