Hello dear friends,
An update of the garden is well overdue, so today was the day I grabbed my camera and phone to take some pictures to show you what is happening in the garden around here.
Pretty pelargoniums are blooming. This was taken this morning and the following one in the afternoon with the sun shining on its petals.
And a red one.
Star Jasmine in bloom.
Some seedlings waiting to go in. I did plant these out this afternoon. Cucumbers, zucchinis and Ironbark pumpkins. In the red pot is a avocado seed. Recently I bought two avocados from the nearby Wirrabara farmers market and when I got home and cut one open I found that the seed had started to grow on the inside.
Sprouted avocado seed. It reminds me of a baby chicken!
Pretty apple blossom.
There are not many nectarines this year due to heavy pruning to get the tree back into shape. But I will enjoy the ones that are there.
The apricots will make up for the lack of nectarines as the tree is loaded once again.
Always a prolific bearer.
The baby spinach has gone to seed. We have been away camping (will post about it soon) for a week and this was the result when I got home. There were a few hot days while we were gone so whether that made them bolt to seed, I am not sure. Could be just the time of year. If you would like to grow baby spinach, go ahead it is very easy.
I have a few celery plants growing. Another easy plant to grow.
My daughter gave me some lettuces and I put them in just before going away. They seem to be doing okay although I did lose two plants.
I lost all my strawberry plants from last year due to transplanting them into new beds and they did not like it at all, so now I start again...
Ox heart tomatoes.
Eggplants growing again on last years bush.
Baby spinach growing wild.
More tomato plants.
Kale and more baby spinach.
Rainbow chard seedlings or silver beet as I know it.
The herb bed. Planted in here are sage, lemon balm, garlic, thyme, oregano, a rose bush, one baby spinach plant, chives and lemongrass.
Lemongrass and chives.
Spring onions and leeks.
Self sown tomatoes. These ones taste very sweet.
The new beds (Hugelkultur) are doing okay. I have Kale and eggplants in this photo, but have planted out zucchini and pumpkins since taking this. Please excuse the shade, I am in need of a new piece, but it does the job for now.
These potatoes I am growing just from the peel. I had not tried this before, but will continue to do so in future. I didn't really have anything to grow them in so I popped them in a shopping bag with some compost and straw and this is the result. I have more peels on the counter drying out ready to plant.
I am progressing with mulching around the fruit trees. Eight done, four to go.