I've been quiet around here of late, and I don't like it. The only thing keeping me sane is instagram, where I can take a pic and post it in a second and feel like I'm sharing a bit of garden time and having that gardeners connection that I like so much about the blogging community.
But instagram is not the same. I like taking the pictures and writing about what I'm growing and why, despite the fact that sometimes it feels a bit of a chore.
So today, when I woke up at 5.30am for some unknown reason, I got myself ready for work while it was dark, but when the sun came up and just before I had to leave for the daily grind, I had a quick morning meander.
|The garden (plus new fence!) is still chugging along.|
|Beans continue to climb|
|Self sown tomatoes continue to ripen|
|Step over Pink Lady apples are going to need to be netted soon|
|I still haven't gotten around to cutting back the banana flower to let the bananas fully ripen|
|There are two only on the dwarf Lady Finger, but they are welcome|
|More self sown tomatoes continue, but these ones I didn't bother to stake. They seem happy|
|Lots of brassicas under nets still, these are Mini Cauli and Purple Sprouting Broccoli|
|I threw down some old turnip seed and it has germinated extra well. Now needed to protect from the white cabbage butterflies and will need to thin soon.|
|Autumn raspberries are coming along|
|The bean alley is cropping well|
|Inside the polytunnel the capsicums are still going, and experimental cucumbers are growing slowly, but needing to be sprayed with milk and soap spray to ward off powdery mildew|
|One of two new additions, a couple of passionfruits to grow between the house and garage.|
|Passionfruit number two growing on the opposite side.|