OK well, I had grand plans a few weeks back to blog a huge post about the vegie garden.. I went out and took photos but then got stumped on how to actually display them all in a way that made sense in one huge post…. I have since given up!
So I’ve decided to just blog the vegie garden photos in bits and pieces… as I get time, or it may never get done, and I really need some kind of record as much for myself as anyone else.
So here is our vegie garden…This was taken about two weeks ago and since we have a little bit of rain and lots of warm weather it is even bigger, greener and more over grown now!
Silver Beet – didn’t do great, we had three come up and they all got badly eaten. Not sure by what.. slugs or maybe cabbage moth caterpillars?? Though I never saw either of them…
Bok Choi – it was too hot for these I expect and they went to seed almost as soon as they came up, but we still got some good leaves off them anyway. I hope they will self seed and/or we can save some of their seeds and try again when it cools off a bit.
Cos Lettuce… third go with lettuce this summer, the first two were eaten to the ground by something.. we’ve battled this with lots of seedlings and think it was ear wigs though still not %100 sure. This time around they grew great! They have now started to go to seed but we are still harvesting and again hope they will self seed for another round.
Rhubarb – this has done so well, ever since it got rescued it from my MIL’s garden before she moved. It literally got shoved it in a hole, with no water and no love, and even so it has thrived. It has thrived even more with some water and attention! We plan to divide it up and give some back to my MIL and my Mum and have more plants to put back in. The girls LOVE stewed rhubarb and we often make rhubarb and apple pie or rhubarb muffins!