Thursday, December 10

Our Vegetable Garden - Update#1 December in pictures




Well I must admit we have done little to the vege garden in the past few weeks other than water it, and harvest from it.  And in theory that should be enough but we really do need to weed.   I think that's this weekends' agenda as well as transplanting the onions.

But man, in two weeks has it GROWN!!  Tomatoes alone are 5ft tall and very thick!


Here are the ears of corn - about 10cm tall now and growing nice and fat.  Gorgeous.  So proud of these as we grew from seed.


We have started to harvest the rocket (below at right) and the silverbeet will be ready very soon.. in fact we plan to use some on the weekend for a spinach dip.


Leeks, we've harvested one, and I think we'll be eating these a lot in the coming weeks as they're ready to come up.


And here just some of the tomatoes!  (Tomatoberries) in hindsight we have planted the tomatoes too close together this year, but it's not affecting harvest, just hard to access.  We're eating them every day at the moment, picking two or three.  There seriously is no more beautiful or flavoursome tomato than one directly from your garden!


Here's a pic of our first tomato we picked, a grosse lisse about 10cm in diameter.


The cos lettuces are a regular feature on the dinner table too at the moment - lovely and sweet.  Again, I planted close together and they've grown a bit vertical, funny looking but taste and grow the same volume!


Here are the celery - we have about 4-6 weeks I think until this is ready to harvest.. looks magnificent though!




Rhubarb is along the same lines as as the celery will be a January/February harvest.


On the other side of the garden is the baby cos, looking beautiful, as soon as the regular cos are thinned out we'll start eating these.  We will not need to buy any lettuce this summer!


The climbing beans are well and truly living up to their namesake and they've started to weave their way in and out of the net!  Will look pretty anyways!


And here's our first beans growing!


'The patch'.  Pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchinis and watermelon.  LOTS of flowers.


The butternut pumpkin are going crazy!


Here's the eggplant, it's flowering also, fruit soon! (watermelon in foreground, herbs and seedlings in background)


And lastly but not leastly, here are our fruits outside the opera house:

Passionfruit finally planted and staked - 4 varieties, 7 plants - next year will be big for passionfruit, and it will cover the unsightly back fence - the neighbours chopped down the magnificent yellow flowering shrub that used to be there.



And our one peach !! (the others have been taken by the cockatoos!!)



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3 lovely comments:

Christie on December 10, 2009 at 11:15 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wow, it looks great, jealous that you have tomatoes already, ours are looking fantastic, but are yet to turn red...patience, patience.
We are about to plant passionfruit too - doing the same thing, covering up an ugly fence - they are great for that!

Jamie on December 10, 2009 at 6:03 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Magnificent Liss!
My tomatoes are at about the same stage as your Grosse Lisse. Changing colour, almost ready, not quite, come on you guys...
And as for the rest of the patch it's all looking really good. You've obviously put a lot of work into it, and it's paying off deliciously.

Katy on December 11, 2009 at 12:14 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Wow, it's looking fantastic Liss!! Everything has shot up!

Do you have many issues with snails?? Do you use any pesticides?


 

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