Wednesday, January 08, 2014

First day of Gardening for 2014

Tuesday was our first chance to get in the garden.  It's looking very happy despite some very hot days.

We weeded, harvested, planted & made new beds......

A snapshot of our main garden plot....

Painted mountain heirloom corn
One of our small mixed guilds. Planted a few weeks ago.
Kim watering in the new laid beds.
Tomato,eggplant and capsicum bed.  there is also 2 brocoli's in there....
 Two tone corn....
 Snake beans.  These are surprising nice, i thought they would be tough but I ate one fresh and it was crisp andv ery green tasting but not as beany as some.  it also cooked up really well....
 Rattlesnake beans.
Royce preparing a new bed.

 New tomato bean & herb bed by the pool.

 Rhubarb flower.

 A few more of mixed  guild beds.

 Newly planted bed with zucchini, rhubarb, beans & herbs.
 Our harvest, very happy....
The onion bed was so over run with grasses that we pulled the lot up and plan to move the chooks here to work the soil for us.
 Carrots were int eh bed next to the onions and as we were moving the chooks down we have to harvest these too or the chooks will get to them.

 Our potato bushes started dying so I have been harvesting a potatoes as i need them for dinner.
 A few of our heirloom tomatoes.  AS these were bought as a mixed pack we are not sure which these are.  We are thinking perhaps Pink blush and valentine.
 The leeks had to be harvested as one started to bolt and we have learned from experience that once one bolts they will all bolt.
 As Royce lives in the granny flat across the driveway I made up a basket of veg for him & Kim.  He made a pot of leek & potato soup.....

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3 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

Wow, that is some harvest! You put me to shame as we don't seem to have that much growing at present. I will have to get busy in the garden now that the heatwave has gone. I am impressed!

shez said...

what a wonderful garden Gail and it was so good to meet you,it was an awesome weekend.xx

Sue B said...

Lots of yummy fresh vegies, I can see a nice soup in the making.