What a glorious start to spring - my garden is producing lots and is very beautiful at the moment. My daughter had friends over 2 weeks ago and while my children never really appreciate my garden, her friends loved it. Apparently it is #cottagecore - that's a thing that is cool :). They were out feeding the chickens, chilling on the back balcony looking out over the garden and even wanted a garden tour from her. I laughed when she told me cause I was like "so when they asked you what was what, you told them...????" This was just how spectacular the garden is looking at the moment.
The garden is producing so much food at the moment that once again, I am only buying apples, banana's, potato's and onions from the store.
My girls are producing so many eggs at the moment. We are eating zucchini slice at least once per week. This came entirely from the garden except for cheese flour and oil.
Mulberries are just insane at the moment. Last year, I lost my whole harvest to bats. This year, I have been on top of the picking and so far, so good, they have not found the tree yet. I have bottled 14 jars, frozen 3kg and made 3 mulberry pies (as well as copious fresh)
My dumb dog loves the mulberries as much as we do. Unfortunately, he not only eats the fallen ones (great) but rolls around in them. This is the end result :)
The pink iona grapes have kicked in with a vengeance. Numerous bunches of grapes starting (the whole vine looks like this!!!) while my black carolina has only just got two sets of leaves. It looks like I should get a bumper crop!! This is the 2nd full year in the ground for the iona and 3rd for the carolina. Such a quick production.
The blueberries will be the next to start ripening. My bushes are looking amazing - I have 8 and they are completely loaded.
I have grown Kale for the first time but I don't really like it in stuff. So it's growing like crazy in my yard, amazingly healthy but we don't eat it. A vegetarian friend suggested kale chips - not too bad so at least it has a use in my house now :)
Last think - the zinnia's are finally starting to bloom!!! I spread seed like crazy from my most beautiful flowers in may and now that beauty will keep going.
Well that's it from me guys. Posting this has made me hungry for kale chips so I'm going to pick some kale and make some. Don't forget #cottagecore is a thing and WE ARE COOL!!!
Happy gardening guys.
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