This year our Winter vegetable garden seems bare. If it were not for the fennel it would look very empty and sad. The Winter vegetables are still all small and unproductive at this stage.
The main reason the garden is probably not so productive at this point this year is that I have had little time to spend in it. You can see from the picture above that I have still the odd tomato in the garden. That is more because I am yet to pull out the final plant rather than clever management! I think the basil is dead and waiting on removal also….
In contrast to the basil the rosemary is stunning at the moment. The bees are enjoying the flowers and we are enjoying the robust flavour in many Winter meals.
Our little orange tree is fruiting for the first time and we will soon have our first TWO oranges to harvest. The kids are looking forward to taste testing them.
This month there will be very few things going into the garden. I hope to have the seedlings I have planted ready to go on if they are ready. I have fennel, beetroot and mustard greens to go in.
This month we are harvesting from the garden:
Jobs to do this month:
I have just added compost, blood and bone and a thin layer of mulch to the garden in the past week so the only things that need to be done is to dig in the green manure. I think it is approaching readiness. I have some in each of the raised beds in the back yard.
The nasturtiums have had free rein in the garden for the last couple of months so I will bring them back into line at some point this month before they start to strangle the garlic and the rhubarb that is hidden by them in the corner of this garden area shown below.
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