Walkabout As My Veg Grows

I get so excited when our garden comes alive and the blooms burst forth.  There is satisfaction to see the veg we plant flourish, especially the seeds we plant as there is always some breath holding until they poke up through the soil.  For the most part our garden is doing well.  The only issue is our tomatoes went into a bit of a shock because even though I kept an eye out on the nightly temps in the weather reports, the reports were wrong and it got much colder than it was supposed to.  It looks like most of them will recover as I really prepped the soil with nutrients but I will have to switch out some with the leftover plants we still have in the greenhouse.  It is hard not to worry over them like a mother hen.

Walk with me through our garden…

Garden 1 2014

Our black beans are half an experiment this year as half of the beans that we planted were from beans we harvested.  So far so good!

Garden 2 2014

Good old Brussels Sprouts.  Once these are ready to harvest I have a few recipes to try for my husband.

Garden 3 2014

I always look forward to the pea flowers.  So delicate.

Garden 4 2014

I was beginning to wonder when the potatoes were going to poke through but they finally did and they are growing strong.  We just picked one kind this year and gave each bit more space to see if we get a bigger harvest.

Garden 5 2014

These did very well this year.  Usually we lose about half of the seedlings but fingers crossed most will keep going.  Which will be great for our homemade stock.

Garden 6 2014

I think something has been nibbling the tips of our onions as there are quite a few that are suspiciously flat topped.  I’ll have to keep an eye on them.  Haven’t seen any telltale footprints though.

Garden 7 2014

This flower is so aptly named.  Jumps up everywhere but it is pretty and edible so I let it.

Garden 8 2014

We find the strawberry plants everywhere and we dig them up and put them back in the strawberry patch.  A bit like herding cats…

Garden 9 2014

I think these are ready to start cutting and make some crumble or tarts.  Which will make our son very happy.

Garden 10 2014

The weather needs to clear as we have a boatload more pepper plants to get into the ground.

Garden 11 2014

Life is good.  :)

 

 

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