Friday, 30 September 2011

Another job jobbed

Some more things off the list today - and it was the all important spring vegie garden planting that was completed.

So, we've got:
  • tomatoes - 5 varieties
  • pak choy
  • bok choy
  • cucumber
  • zucchini
  • leeks - 2 varieties
  • spring onions
  • capsicum
  • beans - 2 varieties, both climbing
  • snow peas
  • sugar snap peas
  • pumpkin
  • lettuce - 3 varieties
  • carrots - 2 varieties
  • eggplant (haven't grown this before so we'll see how we go)
  • french garlic
  • sweet corn
  • rhubarb (permanent crowns)
  • asparagus (permanent - planted last year so it'll be ready to pick next year)
I still have watermelon in the greenhouse, which isn't ready to be planted out as yet - haven't grown this before either so it'll be interesting.

Winter rains certainly gave all the fruit trees a bit of a spurt - The lemon tree is groaning under the weight of its' fruit so lemon curd will be on the to do list, the apricot tree is laden - and hopefully the cocky's (cockatoos) won't come and strip it like they did last year.  The avocado tree has new growth, but it was only planted last year so it won't fruit until at least next year.  The apple tree is full of blossom which bodes well for a good harvest.

So a couple of photos:

Top left to right: Seedlings ready to be planted, the avocado tree, apricots
Bottom left to right: Lemon tree, vegie garden after planting, garden bed 2 with tomato and cucumber seedlings
 I'll post again in about 6 weeks to show how everything's going.

Now I'm going off to have a bath and a read before veging out in front of the telly with my DWR binding and a good movie.


  1. I'm coming to your house for harvest. Don't worry, I'll help - cook, perserve, and eat of course!

  2. How fantastic, I dream of having a veggie patch one day…in the mean time - what's your address and if you notice veggies go missing I promise it's not me :)

  3. Very jealous :)

    Re the apricots.... Have you tried bird netting?


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