We have heaps of exciting things happening in the garden at the moment, although to be honest we haven’t done very much to the garden over the last month. Our vegetables seem to be loving the sporadic weather we’re having down here in good old Victoria, and have all started fruiting and being usable, which makes a pleasant change from the few months where all we had was the hope that everything would soon be producing. We’ve also been using our chickens as mini tractors to dig up the garden bed right next to the chook pen, which sometimes get neglected. It’s now got wonderfully fertile soil, that we’ve just dug some compost into, and it’s sits waiting for us to return from holidays to have corn planted in. We’ve moved our potato plot into an old blue barrel (that you may remember from here, we cut up Doogle 2 as we found he was just taking too long to compost everything, you live and you learn right?), and I’m excited to see the benefits of planting potatoes in a contained environment.
Otherwise, everything just keeps growing on.
- get off my bum and plant for summer! At this rate we’re going to have some very late summer crops.
- continue to weed and water.
- I have pumpkin seeds and chilli seeds to send away.
- I’d love some asparagus pea seeds or some melon seeds.
Head on over to Strayed From The Table to have a look at what others are up to in their gardens this month.