Well, I need to apologise for missing last month – I’ve had a busy, sad and kind of stressful time of late and blogging just hasn’t been happening. However, I have managed to make it into the garden a few times this month and wanted to share what’s happening in my little patch. Please excuse the lack of photos, I will get to those on Monday and add them in, but there’s nothing particularly spectacular to photograph anyway.
I haven’t planted as much as I had planned for my winter/spring garden and made the decision a couple of weeks ago that I would be satisfied with what I had managed to get in and not worry about what I hadn’t planted. This should mean that I’ll have space in the garden to plant thing before my winter veggies have completely finished. The bare areas have been mulched thickly to keep the weeds down and get it ready for later in the year. What has been planted includes lots of garlic, snow peas, broad beans, cabbages (red, green and chinese) broccoli, silverbeet, red Russian kale, spring onions and a paddock of rocket. I also have parsley and mint still going strong.
I have no firm plans to plant anything, but if I find time and motivation I might see what I can put in, maybe some beetroot and turnips?
Only silverbeet, rocket, parsley and mint.
There quite a bit of cleaning up to do in a couple of the beds. The last of the cosmos needs pulling and I need to thin out the thousands of new cosmos plants coming through. I also need to pull out quite a lot of the self-seeded rocket to make sure the plants I have put in have enough room to grow. The weeds in parts of the garden are a bit out of control too, I shall endeavour to deal with these.
I must admit I do enjoy the slower pace of gardening during the colder months. The watering is mostly taken care of thanks to regular rain and the weeds grow more slowly so I can get on top of them.
Aside from the veggies I’ve cleaned up part of the front garden and planted some bulbs for some spring colour. Some of those have come from my Grandmother’s garden and I really hope they will establish themselves in my garden. This is particularly important to me now. My grandfather, and last remaining grandparent, passed away in May and their house will soon be someone else’s home. It’s hard to think of anyone else living there, it holds such special memories for me.
That’s it from me this month, but do go and check out all the garden sharers a Strayed from the Table.