It's been a good month in the garden, I've been picking silverbeet, spinach, kale and celery - all of which are plentiful. I add them to my cooking where possible.
I've also joined a local fruit and vegetable swap group and this week have traded kale for kiwifruit and mandarins.
I am going to put in more spinach this week - Mr H likes his green smoothies in the morning so it's great to have a lot of "green" on hand in the garden for him. I treat our guinea pigs to some of the silverbeet leaves, they love them and demolish them unbelievably quickly - little guts.
And we have had lots of rain over the last week which has been great for the garden and water tanks.
I'm hoping to get to the farmers market this weekend to buy some more vege plants to fill in the gaps where I have harvested - I will see what the plant man has available but he sells most for only 25cents a punnet. I need to do a bit of reading on starting my own seedlings.......something to think about a little further down the track.
I feel really satisfied with how my garden in progressing, it finally feels like I have a working kitchen garden. It is a really nice feeling to be able to step outside and pick a few things to add to whatever meal I'm making. Very satisfying indeed.
Growing in the garden I have:
Broccoli - will see how these go. My summer crop was not good.
Strawberries - STILL!
Herbs - I need to replant my herbs. None left at the moment.
Expecting to harvest/sow:
Strawberries - if George hasn't got to them first.
To do list:
Monthly weeding and soil turning.
Another spray of my chilli and garlic spray.
Sheep poo in both gardens.
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."