Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The garden share collective - July

July is flying by and this is my very overdue July Garden post.  I've been harvesting in the garden but have yet to replant.  I have weeds that need pulling and soil that wants turning.  I didn't use any of my garlic and chilli spray this month and it shows, there are a lot of holes in the outer layers of my cabbages, bugs don't seem to bother the kale.  Strange.

I'm still finding my feet with my new part time job and making sure all the other day to day things are getting done.  The weather hasn't been great so I haven't been in the garden as much as I should.  I spending more time in the kitchen when I have spare time.

I have picked the last of the celery, some of which I have frozen to be added to soups and stews - the smell of home grown celery is so noticeably stronger and you can really taste the difference too.

There has been a burst of green capsicum growth and small bunches of broccoli.  The savoy cabbage is coming along nicely (this grew really well last year too).  The kale is looking strong and healthy.  I need a few more Kale recipes though so will have to ask Google.

Now I need to put in new plants for the coming months and just spend a bit more time getting my hands mucky.

Growing in the garden I have:

Savoy cabbage
Strawberries - STILL!

Herbs - none at the moment.

Expecting to harvest/sow:


To do list:

Same as last month..........

Weeding and soil turning.
Another spray of my chilli and garlic spray.
Sheep poo in both gardens.
New plantings

Happy gardening!


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."



  1. Your garden is very productive - my celery is still excessively lush, think I will have to make celery soup or something to use it up. I actually managed to weed it the other day too - looks so much better.

  2. What's your garlic and chilli spray recipe? Mine didn't work... I have slug holes in everything. I've resorted to nightly slug culling sessions.

  3. You are a busy bee Elaina! I am rather envious of all your produce but unfortunately, we have a huge trampoline covering our former vegetable garden. I hope you job is going well. Cx

  4. Wonderful - you have all my favourite goodies growing in your garden! xxx

  5. Your garden is a busy place in all respects! I hope that you are enjoying your job and that you will work out in time how to figure everything into place. xx

  6. Beautiful dear friend! What a wonderful assortment you here! What I would do for yummy strawberries! Happy gardening you! Nicole xoxo

  7. You sound SO busy and productive! X

  8. Garden looks great :) I know what you mean about looking for more kale recipes, I'm the same!


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