I'm having a day off work today as I have caught that awful cold going around. I was going to catch up on some school work at the same time but am procrastinating at the moment. Did the kid's school drop off and was wandering around my garden with a cup of tea and got inspired to post!
I don't know if you can see much in this photo, but this shot makes me so happy. Everything looks lush and productive. Right at the front, you can see the carrots, beets and garlic bed. The covered ones have the new brassica's in them and you can see a couple of older ones that I've left uncovered as so far, there has been no problems with them.
Harvesting lots from the garden at the moment. This first shot is from Ekka Wednesday last week. That's only 1/2 my ginger - I ended up putting the rest back in the ground because I didn't know what to do with it. This lot, I've put in the freezer to be used when needed.
The last photo was today's harvest. Notice the strawberries, we are now picking about a 250g punnet (I know cause that's what I put them in the fridge in) every 3 days. YAY!! no more buying strawberries. That's also the last of the brassica's for a while and the reject carrots from my last carrot harvest. Thought I'd leave them in a bit longer to see if they'd get any bigger -> they didn't.
The strawberries are growing in self wicking pots on my fences to keep out the critters. So far, going really well and it looks good. My second year of successful strawberry growing!! I have about 12 pots and 36 plants. I have a couple of unproductive varieties that I thought I would give a go -> they will be going as soon as I start getting more runners. I'm marking the best producing plants and will be making sure their runners get priority when I'm repotting next seasons strawberries. The little beauties you see in the top of the photo are definitely savers.
Here is a photo from the garden visit at Rob's place -> it was a very productive garden visit. I came home with some nice looking lettuce plants from Roger, wine and 1/2 a pumpkin from James, collard and Bolivian cucumber seeds from Dave and Lissa, some limes and 1/2 wombok from Dianne. Life is good :)
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