These monthly posts seem to come around really quickly. Even though we haven't had the rainfall that we had last month, there has been a very noticeable growth in the newer vegetable garden - you can really see the difference. Last months rain and the manure and compost have given this crop a really good start.
I also ticked the scarecrow off my to do list. We still want to make another one for the vegetable garden that sits under the apricot tree. I have added some compost to this garden too and with the sheep having newly arrived in the vineyard next door for the winter months I will be scooping up the poo and adding to both vegetable gardens throughout winter.
I haven't put up any covers yet but have sprayed my plants with a homemade chilli and garlic spray which I think may be working as there is minimum chomping going on.
Growing in the garden I have:
Celery - I've been adding this to lots of meals throughout the week.
Carrots - my first crop has been harvested and a new crop has been planted.
Broccoli - newly planted
Spinach - newly planted
Herbs - parsley, flat leaf parsley, coriander and a rosemary hedge.
Expecting to harvest/sow:
Strawberries - with the still warm weather around we are still getting these delicious berries.
To do list:
Monthly weeding and soil turning.
Another spray of my chilli and garlic spray.
Sheep poo in both gardens.
Watering, we haven't had much rain these past few weeks.
Joining in with Lizzie from Strayed from the table.
"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."