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Garden Share Collective May 2014

Winter greens

This month’s Garden Share Collective update has my garden in a much more productive state than I anticipated. 


I am thrilled that the new vegetable patch has been producing brilliantly and we have already been harvesting plenty of:

  • Basil
  • Bok choy
  • Capsicum
  • Lettuce
  • Lime Basil
  • Parsley
  • Rocket
  • Spinach

From the rest of the garden beds there has been:

  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Corn
  • Feijoa
  • Lemons
  • Mint
  • Peas
  • Rocket
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini


This is how the new garden is coming along:

Garden May


Thankfully with a combination of sage, clay butterflies, and white pansies planted around the Brassica they are all growing beautifully now, hole free and without eggs on their leaves.

The capsicum are producing beautifully small, sweet fruit.


The lemon tree is producing again now as is the feijoa tree. To date I have collected about 6 kilos of fruit off the feijoa tree and have been making jam, fruit leather and muffins with them.

Lemon tree

The garlic is sprouting and will hopefully produce beautiful big bulbs this year. There are around 100 plants in this year, at least double last year’s number.



  • Radicchio
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes


Jobs this month:

  • Fertilising
  • Weeding and removing spent Summer plants
  • Plant new crops in garden beds that have been cleared

The Garden Share Collective is made up of a group of blogs from around Australia and the world who write a monthly garden update to share their love of a productive garden, their tips and triumphs are inspiring so grab a cup of tea and be sure to visit a few. The Collective is hosted by Strayed from the Table.

How are things progressing in your garden this month?






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  • Julie May 5, 2014, 6:10 am

    Your garden looks great. Companion planting works so well doesn’t? Love the idea of the clay butterflies. Bring on the feijoa muffins ..yum. We have been freezing ours.:)

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 5, 2014, 2:23 pm

      Yes, I think I will need to do some freezing too Julie as there is only so much you can eat at a time 🙂 They will be great in a few months when we are sick of the cool weather fruits.

  • Gillian May 5, 2014, 11:48 am

    Oh do you have one of those chocolate coloured caprsiums? it looks so delicious. Love those clay butterflies – I once left egg shells lying around in the garden – supposedly they do the same thing, but yours are prettier..

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 5, 2014, 2:22 pm

      Yes it is Gillian. They are lovely. Thanks, the clay butterflies were fun to make.

  • Helen May 5, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Hey Kyrstie 🙂
    What is that second picture in the bowl? I can’t figure out what fruit it is?
    Anyway, was going to say hey I have sticks white moth-like cut outs in my garden too. Do you find it actually works? Your garden is lovely as always! x Helen

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 5, 2014, 2:22 pm

      They are feijoa Helen. The moths in combo with the pansies and sage seem to be working a treat. By themselves they did not seem to work though.

  • e / dig in hobart May 5, 2014, 4:31 pm

    i’m inspired by your lovely neat garden, as i start to think about how i will be overhauling and expanding my garden ready for next spring/summer. it’s wonderful too to see how productive you still are – basil! tomatoes! saldy no longer possible for me, now that hobart winter is setting in. thank you for a beautiful look in your garden kyrstie!

  • Rachel and Jamie May 5, 2014, 8:16 pm

    Wow, so productive already! Here in Adelaide we are only getting a few herbs here and there. We have lots of plastic butterflies made from ice-cream containers and tied with fishing line; they work ok, but the moths still come. I shall try sage and white pansies. Thanks for the tip!

  • The Life of Clare May 11, 2014, 8:05 am

    How stunning is that black capsicum! You new garden beds are producing amazingly!

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