Once again I’m late with this post and my lack of attention to the garden means that I don’t have a lot to say. The weather here has been terrible, bitterly cold, gusty unbearable winds and wet, wet, wet. Though I did just sneak out and snap a few photos for this month at least. It’s also been a somewhat difficult time personally and for my family so blogging and gardening have gone by the wayside quite a lot. Anyway enough of that, here’s what’s currently growing in the patch….
The randomly scattered broccoli plants are coming along, some more than others and most in among the cosmos, pea and rocket that have sprung up all over the garden. I really should clean it all up, but I can’t see that happening for a while yet.
My one glorious red cabbage is like a beacon of hope and beauty in the otherwise much neglected, messy and weed-filled garden beds. I’m not sure that it’s going to form a proper head (my track record not being good), but I love looking at it nonetheless.
The paddock of rocket is completely out of control and has swamped the kale, parsley and spring onions. Though the silverbeet in the back is looking magnificent.
The broad beans and snow peas are coming along slowly and there’s actually some semblance of order in this bed.
The garlic is still growing nicely, though the weeds are building up in this bed too.
That’s all I managed to plant out this winter, so the rest of the beds are either under mulch or full of weeds and too shameful to photograph.
I’m not harvesting much except the silverbeet and rocket, a little parsley from a pot and some mint growing wild.
Planting: I have no plans to plant anything this month. I need to get on top of what I have got in and sort of the beds before I can think of doing anything like planting.
To do: Weed, weed, weed, weed, weed!!!!!
It seems winter gardening – which I used to quite enjoy – is a whole different ball game in this climate. It gets so cold I can’t move my fingers and my feet go numb, so a few plant and forget crops is exactly what is needed. And while I’m cozy and warm inside my house, I think now is the perfect time to check out some other far more ordered and productive gardens than mine. If you’re interested you can see plenty more garden share posts at Strayed from the Table.