The Garden Share
Collective was instigated by another Liz of www.strayedtable.com/grow/garden-share
|Least someone enjoyed the rain|
This group is of bloggers who share their growing adventures- from veggies patches, allotments, herb and container gardens. These blogs are from all over the world, creating a monthly community, navigating garden troubles, highs and lows.
I stumbled upon this community as other bloggers that I follow, became members. So I in turn have joined. If you are interested in joining or know of a blogger that maybe email email@example.com
So as a general my planting has slowed now, reduced to produce fast growing varieties and those that cope with the humidity, such as tomatoes, pumpkins aubergine/eggplant, capsicum/peppers, plenty of lettuce, bunching onions, rashes, beetroot and Asian veggies- Chinese cabbages, bok choi etc.
We have also planted our a few more sweet potatoes following the success of our first batch- nearly 10kg of sweet potatoes from just 2 little spuds!
I have also sown a few new seeds (as the rain should actually do them good), coriander, dark basil (love this variety), to accompany my other basil and lemon basil.
My main aim for this month is to secure my garden fences, as the chooks have breached the perimeter, but I’m afraid they are not the only ones, as the pigs have done rather well out of our harvest recently… given something had had a good feed on it first!
Elsewhere in the garden our trees are looking a little healthier. We’ve planted a ‘dwarf’ mango tree and a few cumquats and Brazilian cherries to accompany the existing orange, lemon and lime trees surrounding the bio system- hopefully one day this will make a nice ‘little’ orchard (as their all dwarf varieties, given their proximity to the house). Along the fence line the rosella plants, carobs, mulberry trees and macadamia appear to be doing well. And recently we planted a few more- finger limes and mangoes. The mangoes were originally planned for the cows paddock. However these proved too tempting for our big girl. So a salvage plan meant they were relocated beyond her reach.