Before it’s too late and I miss ANOTHER month in my garden, here’s what’s been happening around my place in the last two months….
::We’ve entered the hungry gap with plants mostly growing rather than producing food. But we have been eating radishes
:: The lettuce has been growing at break-neck speed and is now keeping us self-sufficient in lettuce
:: The beans were just poking their head up in this picture but are now taller than me and we have just started picking the first few tasty little beans
:: the tomatoes too have gone from tiny (like in this picture) to 3-4 foot high and covered in little green fruit. Even the tomatoes I started from seed are getting to a significant size now. I still have higher hopes that they did not go in too late to give us a nice crop
:: The parsley went to seed and rewarded us with its glorious floral display. We now have lots of self-sown hybrid parsley seedlings poking through the earth.
:: The lemons are pretty much over but we have lots of little baby ones to provide us with a new lemon crop in a couple of months
:: Our little lime tree flowered too and it is now covered in baby limes
:: And of course I harvested my first ever crop of garlic. We haven’t tried any yet but it is causing a delicious pungent aroma in the room its drying in so I have high hopes that I’ve produced mega-tasty garlic
:: We’re also just about to start harvesting amaranth, basil, carrots, spring onions and nectarines. More pictures in January 🙂