2015年7月16日木曜日

This year's garden

It's a biggun' this year!

I started to listen to audiobooks while I work and suddenly I can spend hours out there without even noticing the time. The result of that is a LOT of garden this year.

We'll have to turn vegetarian to have even a chance of getting through it all!


Blueberries on the left, fennel right foreground then cabbage beyond that. Far right is edamame then peas. 

Stick broccoli at the front, green and purple cabbage. On the right is the empty bed from the onions and garlic and beside that the bush beans. We bought a petrol mower this year which led to the decision to have lawn walkways rather than weeding it all and having dirt. The lawn is fabulous! No muddy shoes just going out to pick some veg anymore.  I am slightly nervous how it will all go in Autumn when we want to till it all in but for now it's pretty sweet.

Climbing frame left: goya, New Guinea beans (which are neither beans nor from New Guinea but will grow to 1m long and sound pretty cool!) snake beans and pole beans.

Climbing frame right: Three kinds of cucumbers. Next to that the pepper row- red, yellow and green capsicums, shishito, jalapeno and chilli.

Token tomatoes under cover so the neighbour's know I know how to do it and stop telling me how to do it. Next to that are the zucchini- yellow, green, "black" (dark green), and white.


This year I colonised the border of our property with the uphill neighbour. They use chemical weed killer so have ZERO unwanted right up to the border. Then it is usually an absolute forest of jerusalem artichoke and butterbur, overtaken by vines and burs in weeks until our garden starts. I got sick of constantly weeding this area and decided this was the year to really go berzerk. It has taken AGES to remove stuff by root and especially the jerusalem artichoke with its superpower of being able to regrow from the incy winciest fragment of tuber but I feel like it's going to succeed. I have replanted with chamomile, rhubarb, strawberries and lemon mint. A big improvement, I reckon.


I used barrowloads of autumn leaves as mulch/ weed mat. Fingers crossed it works!

The greens' beds: mizuna, cauliflower, summer wongbok, basil, kale and dill.

The real tomato garden: I have about 40 plants this year, a combination of Black Russian, Brandywine, Early Harvest and Heirloom variety mix pack. I'm sooooooooooo excited!



Tomatillo!!! These are so pretty! And they grow as bushes which is kind of cool and the seed was given to me by a lovely friend which makes them extra special!


The shade crew: left over itty bitty potatoes I figured would make good fertiliser if nothing else and then they just took off! Then spinach, kale, more spinach. At the back is bok choy and swiss chard.


Finally parsnip, beets, cauliflower, more beets and turnips. Wooooo hooooooo what a garden!



3 件のコメント:

Michelle さんのコメント...

Wow, that's not a garden, it's a whole farm!

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shinshu life さんのコメント...

Certainly feels like it when I'm out there weeding!