This is my first time joining in with Lizzie from The Strayed Table for the monthly Garden Share Collective.
"The Garden Share Collective is a group of bloggers who share their vegetable patches, container gardens and the herbs they grow on their window sills. Creating a monthly community to navigate through any garden troubles and to rival in the success of a good harvest we will nurture any beginner gardener to flourish. Each month we set ourselves a few tasks to complete by the next month, this gives us a little push to getting closer to picking and harvesting. The long-term goal of the Garden Share Collective is to get more and more people gardening and growing clean food organically and sustainably."
My camera is not playing ball today so my photos above are not current - I will however share my most recent garden photos in next months collective.
Growing in the garden I have:
Courgettes - just planted today
Herbs - basil, coriander, parsley, flat leaf parsley and a rosemary hedge.
Fruit trees - plum, apricot and peaches. The plums and apricots have finished but the peaches are just starting to ripen now.
Expecting to harvest/sow:
Lettuce is ready.
Tiny tomatoes are starting to show.
Plenty of strawberries.
Peaches are a week or two away from being ready to pick.
To do list:
Put straw/lawn clippings down in the small vegetable garden.
Monthly weed and soil turning.
Trim back the rosemary hedge.
Plant in savoy cabbage again - this did really well in the large vegetable garden. They were huge!
Large vegetable garden - currently empty but composting under layers of lawn clippings. This needs to all be turned over. I'm planning a garden path through the middle and a good layer of garden mulch put through in readiness to plant in the winter vegetables. Would love to have this vegetable garden ready for planting by the end of February.
I would love to know how other gardener's stagger their plantings so that not all veg is ready at the same time???
I've also been planting up empty pots with pretty flowers. We are on a vineyard so are surrounded by a lot of green. I like to have colour around and being able to pick bunches for inside the house. My marigolds around the washing line have flourished. I have cut my small hydrangea plants right back and lots of new growth is coming through. Roses continue you to grow, all year round.
Looking forward to next months garden update..........with plenty of photos! Have a great week. xo
Joining in with Lizzie from Strayed from the table.