Spring has sprung!

04 September, 2011

I have been away in Perth for the last week (work, not pleasure) and before I left everything in the garden still looked like it was winter. But when I got back yesterday there were signs of life everywhere!

The fig has new leaves and the beginnings of baby figs.

The Sundowner apple has been the first cab off the rank to start blooming.

I know this crocus isn't strictly edible (next year I am so getting crocus bulbs from which to harvest saffron!!!) but it was just so pretty I had to include it!

While I was in Perth I came across this fabulous cafe that has an amazing rooftop garden (not to mention pretty good coffee and food) called Greenhouse http://www.greenhouseperth.com/food/garden/ which made me feel a little more at home.

But now I'm back its back to the garden to sort out some real food. The asparagus has been going great guns (including the fattest spear I've ever seen, and its not even the variety I've got called Fat Bastard - genius name!), rocket continues to shine and today I picked the first of the baby golden beetroot and a sugarbeet, which is a new one for me, but definately something I will continue to grow.

This just reinforces that I've got to get my butt into gear and start the first sewings for some early veg. I've got a couple of tomato seedlings already started, which are just beginning to develop secondary leaves. But I've got to get some seeds organised, make some more newspaper pots and get growing!

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