Garden Share Collective September 2014
The garden is starting to wake in anticipation of the warmth of Spring. The blueberry bushes are in flower, the fruit trees are starting to bud, as are the raspberries.
The newly planted herbs have beautiful fresh growth and I love seeing the bright green new growth against the old of our little olive tree.
Over Winter I have had two amazingly productive parsley plants. They were both huge, there was no way that we can keep up with them. I decided to free up some space for new plants by removing one. I gave away big bunches of parsley (and also spring onions) to the neighbors, kinder teachers and the first mums I bumped into at school pick up. They were gratefully received and I freed up some space to plant peas and beans – plus I love my pea frames so am happy to see them back in the garden again.
This post is part of a series of regular monthly garden updates. It is part of The Garden Share Collective where garden enthusiasts from around Australia and the world are hosted by Strayed from the Table to share their month in the garden. Be sure to visit others in your local area to be inspired and see what they are planting, harvesting and doing in their vegetable gardens now. You can find all of my previous posts via my index page.
This month I will be waiting anxiously for the right time to plant more tomato and capsicum seeds, if the ones I planted a week ago sprout.
These plants are going into the vegetable patches this month:
These seeds will be planted in trays (still indoors in a protected position)
This past month we have harvested the last of our potatoes. The beds have been dug over and are awaiting new plants when the soil warms.
We have had a steady supply of:
- Bok Choy
- Spring Onion
Tip: I have found that the bugs are less likely to attack the bok choy in pots. I have been harvesting by chopping off the top of the leaves, new growth quickly follows.
Plus we have also harvested some:
- Peas (just enough to snack on in the garden)
Things to do this month:
- I am keeping my eyes out for some manure as the lot that I was hoping my brother would bring me a few weeks ago didn’t eventuate.
- Tend to my compost – it is need of a mix and check to see if any dry clippings need to be added
- Nurture little seedlings – I like to give them frequent drinks of seasol
Most of the focus and production over Winter has come from the new garden beds near the house. The raised beds have been home to potatoes and not much else. I am looking forward to them starting to burst to life again soon.
Welcome Spring! Here is my little review and farewell to Winter:
Are you ready for Spring? What are you most excited about planting?
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