The garden come spring

Well spring has surely sprung but I’m still waiting on consistently nice weather before I count my chickens. I have been trying to get all my irrigation updated and ready for summer when there is just no way I’ll get enough time to make sure the watering gets done.  I bought shrubblers from Bunnings and they allow you to adjust the flow rate or even turn them off which is great for my multi Vegie garden bed set up.  I have 3 per bed at the moment

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. I also set up drip irrigation for the “outside the fence” garden. I’ll be removing some of the winter stuff soon and replace it with more summer crops.  I already have corn planted but I’m thing rosellla’s and more tomatoes since they seem to be going so good out there. 

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The harvests are going great.  I’m only buying potato and onions in terms of veggies at the moment.  

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we have plenty of fruit too as mulberries strawberries and blueberries are in abundance and the peaches have started.  Still buying bloody apples though - my kids cannot survive without their apples.   I buy about 20 Per week for the 3 of them.    Once they are grown, I’ll only be eating the fruit I grow dammit! 

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Flowers are just starting to look great.   I’ve got my first and only surviving strawflower in bloom, but damn, she’s pretty!

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My pumpkins are making my garden look like a fairytale right now.  They are growing up through my fence and over my garden shed.  So pretty!

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Ive also got some avocados Ron my Pinkerton.  So excited to see if I’ll actually be able to harvest any this time. 

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lastly, I harvested some honey today so have a look at my real rough and ready approach to honey harvests.  I call it the smoosh and filter method.  

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  • Looking Wonderful as usual Susan, yes I am jealous too especially because you guys near the coast get more rain. We did have a little rain last night 3mm, enough to wet the leaves. I am sure you will make us all envious with your next report on your garden or patch, keep it coming!!!

  • You always manage to spur me on Susan.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing in case jealousy is getting the better of me.  Great job.  The good thing about BLF is we get two "Game of Thrones" seasons: "winter is coming" and then "summer is coming."  They didn't have to worry about summer in that damn Westross place.  

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