I'm feeling like my garden is just getting away from me at the moment. I'm behind in my planting, things are going to waste, everything is messy AND I've hardly been on BLF at all! :) I had planned to be out there all day today but I don't garden in the rain - not my thing.
I did see Valerie's post about her last lot of coffee beans going to waste. Case in point - All of these tomato's are just sitting there waiting to be harvested before I rip out the dying vine and I still haven't got to them (and won't unless it dries up today. I've got a bean patch that has nearly dried out pods and it won't produce any more until I get rid of all the seeding ones but don't have time.
My corn is going great and at the back of this bed is some more cucumbers. These are my son's plants. He wanted to garden so he planted these in little pots and was so chuffed when they grew. We managed to get down in the patch mid -week to plant. Perfect timing too because the next day it was overcast and drizzling - he hasn't had to check on them since.
My kids really love mint. Last year, as the temps heated up, the grasshoppers got in and decimated it so this year, I have put some into the front side garden beds that I have completely netted. I'm planning to keep all my greens here - close to the front door for easy access and netted to prevent bugs. There are three beds in total. At the moment I have perpetual spinach, shallots, lettuce, rocket, beetroot, pak choi, basil, mint and I'm trying 2 Kaileen express broccoli's again to see how they'll go.
Pomegranite tree is absolutely loaded with these bright orange flowers. Let's hope I get more than 1 fruit this year AND that I don't pick too early and actually get to eat it :) Apples are starting too and I'll need to net those soon. BTW, you know how I told all of you back in early september to get your nets on the stone fruit. Well guess who got too busy and didn't net until 2 weekends ago? Yup - been throwing out heaps of nectarines because they are infested. Hopefully they didn't get to the peaches as they take a little longer to ripen.
Last but not least, my beautiful hippies. I've had people stopping by just telling me how much they love walking past my house. Had a couple ask to take some flowers and I've also given away a few bulbs. They are just so prolific and beautiful.
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