Wednesday, December 03, 2014

First Tommie and Moving Barrels

It is first Tommie Day. We didn't quite make it in Spring, and it going to be difficult to make us a sandwich each, but it is here. More will follow.

In the meantime, we have been moving barrels. We know how the Egyptians built the pyramids, with levers and rollers - we finally ended up with levers and quad steel slides - worked a treat.

There be beans going up those green stakes - one went six inches yesterday.

Monday, December 01, 2014

December - nearly there


It is December - it is summer. It is time for the Garden Share Collective to post about their veggie gardens. That link is to Lizzie's blog, with all the links at the bottom. Thanks Lizzie, for hosting this.

Last month's report is HERE.

And we are nearly there. We ordered our patio in March, and after a LOT of mucking around by the builder, we may have their part finished before Christmas. Maybe.

But we have had the final concrete pour of three, and we now have concrete paths that will take pots and do not have to be weeded. It is wonderful

This is the last concrete pour, with the last of the lawn in the back yard disappearing.

Concretors at work. Their boss loved the garden - he didn't realise cucumbers could climb - he has been growing apple cukes on the ground for ever. Tradies who come here a few weeks apart are stunned by the growth in the garden since last time they were here.

The main view of the veggie garden, although walls still have to go on the garage extension and garden shed. We have lost a lot of morning sun on the beds, but they seem to be okay. I have all the garden stuff out in the shed area, and it is stunning to be able to find things when I want them, and to be organised.

There are still four barrels to be moved back onto the new concrete apron. They will stay there until autumn, when they will be moved to the potting are. (Did you see??? We now have taps in the veggie end. And I have got rid of that bloody big BBQ under the black plastic.)

This is my potting area, which is slowly coming back under control. Once the pumpkins die, there will be a major re-organise.

The pumpkins are doing well in the worm bins (one on the left is running behind), and I need to move the roses, fast.

So, with all this going on, I am going to beg Lizzie to accept that I will not totally, formally report.

I can say - don't bother growing celery from the base - the product is almost useless, although it looks pretty. Good for a garnish, and that is about it.

The Bok Choi and Leeks have all run to seed. It has not been a good year for Garlic.

We haven't got tomatoes in spring, but I reckon we will be able to eat the first one tomorrow - if we are really hungry.


Lemons, Limes, Lettuce, French Beans, Perennial Spinach, Spring Onions, Carrots, Zucchinis (!!)

Nothing new planted, too chaotic. Capsicum seedlings coming along ready to go out (Thanks Lizzie, the Hungarian Wax is going nicely).

That's it - you might also care to see another post I made during the month - warning - ornamentals only. Except there is one potted tomato there.