Wow, I’m a bit embarrased to say that I’ve hardly posted at all in my blog this month. Now it’s not like I’ve been slacking off or anything. Spring is just so demanding on organic gardeners.
Not to mention the fact that I’m producing potted herbs to sell at the market every week and of course they’re selling like hot-cakes now that the temperature’s warmed up. Everyone wants to get their herb and vegetable gardens into full swing now.
So just what have I been doing in my veggie garden lately?
I’ve planted tomatoes (and staked them), basil, flat and curley parsley, beetroot seeds, perrenial beans, several varieties of pumpkin, zucchinis and cucumbers, globe artichokes, spinach…. I’m sure there’s other things that haven’t come to mind just now too.
I’ve even got hubby out in the veggie patch too. He’s planted more tomatoes, capsicum, chillies, basil, leeks, watermelon and eggplant. Plus he’s set up a hydroponic system so that we can grow a heap of unusual herbs and strawberries. Any strawberries we grow in the soil here are devoured by millipedes before they are really ripe – little buggars!
Then there’s the other very satisfying task of harvesting some things. Take a look below at how tall my broad beans grew this year! And I’m 5’7″.
This is my second picking (about 3kg). I picked about the same a week ago. The beans are tender enough at this stage to eat the pods too. I’ve sold most of them at the market, keep enough for ourselves of course. And they’ll keep producing good size pods for at least a few more weeks yet.
I’ve also been harvesting parsley (see it next to me in the photo going to seed) and leeks and numerous herbs for market, oh and snow peas too. People love the fresh produce.
And we now have 23 hens and 2 roosters. So we have eggs for market too. Can you tell I’ve been a little busy? And because it doesn’t get dark now til after 8pm… well it doesn’t leave time for much else once I’ve made dinner and cleaned up a little. Not complaining though. I love being in my garden.
If you want to share what’s happening in your garden, please, please, please leave a comment.
Happy Organic Gardening, Healthy Living…