23 May 2014

This Week in the Country Garden

The blog may have been neglected lately, but there's been plenty of work going on in the Country Garden!  We have had very unseasonably warm weather for the last couple of weeks, so there is still quite a lot of growth, but time will tell what the effect will be on harvest outcomes, I suspect there will be some impact. 
The garlic has sprouted in a (slightly!) straighter
line than last year
The Cavelo Nero is growing well, as are
the silverbeet and spinach.  These three are
now the current mainstay of vegie supply
Five weeks ago I hoped that we'd have one last
week of tomatoes.  We're down to the last bush,
but it's still producing enough for a couple of
punnets weekly, hopefully for at least one more
I planted one bed out with random seeds of
radish, rocket and lettuce - it's going mad,
best radishes we've had for years! 
The last couple of capsicum plants
No peas yet, but lots of flowers on this lot, and another bed
full, planted a few weeks later that will hopefully be OK in
this strange weather
And the flamingoes have a new friend :)

  • Lots of Purple-Sprouting Broccoli at various stages, but still quite a way from flowering
  • Broad beans are shooting up
  • Lots of beetroot, turnip and celery seedlings
  • Two beds allocated for potatoes (to be planted in Spring) now planted out with a green manure crop
  • Blueberry and raspberry plants are pruned for winter, and some gooseberries that will join them have been ordered
  • Stacks of sorrel, lettuce and rocket along with various herbs, including lots of things that are now self-seeding in the beds
  • Perfectly (well...!) straight lines of leek growing steadily

How is your garden growing this season? 


  1. I love your raised beds. They are supremely cool! x

  2. This year's weird weather will certainly be an interesting test! Having said the cold spell earlier in the month knocked off my beans and eggplants which I was still harvesting this time last year (according to my meal diary from last year)- where I list home grown ingredients)

  3. Your garden is looking lovely .
    The rooster is just gorgeous.
    Our garden is still thinking it is Spring ... I am actually still growing zuchinis and cucumbers here in the Hunter Valley!