Morning meander...

11 September, 2016

There is nothing better than a lazy morning wander around the garden, cup of coffee in hand, to check on how things are going.

Backyard wicking bed veg patch is looking ok - not height of summer luscious but also not drab winter nothingness.

The garlic is looking good, early sown Flinders Island particularly so.

Purple podded peas are starting to fill out and there are enough to provide more than just the odd garnish.
My avocadoes in wicking buckets are flowering. Not sure this will come to much as the trees are too small and young, but its nice to see.

Anzac peach half flower, half leaf.
Looks like another bumper crop of white mulberries.

The wall of broad beans is now taller than me. Only just starting to form pods now.

Self sown brassica turns out to be a purple sprouting broccoli. Welcome.

Almond crop is looking promising.

In the polytunnel there are signs of life.

The self sown tomato is ripening...

...with lots of flowers hopefully there will be lots more fruit.

Seeds of capsicum, rockmelon and watermelon are up.

Likewise the tomatoes - 25 out of 27 varieties have germinated. May need to resow the rest if they don't come up.

And joy of joys, the asparagus is well on its way.


  1. Wowee! I am impressed by how beautiful your garden is at this early stage of spring!

    Not to mention how far along your seedlings are. Only three of my tomatoes are up, one watermelon, and two cucumbers.

    I have a dwarf Anzac peach and it's a bit behind yours in growth. My broadbeans have lots of flowers but very little evidence of pods growing yet. I suppose it's just that bit of climate difference from living in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

    My blueberries are covered in flowers though. I love blueberries. I'm looking forward to my first decent blueberry harvest this year (I hope).

    1. Cheers! I'm a little surprised myself, to be honest. Maybe its just a nice sunny day that helps everything look good.
      Nice to hear how your garden is going. My blueberries are flowering too, but I didn't get around to taking a photo :) Fingers crossed for a good blueberry harvest!

  2. What a lot of goodies for a very early spring garden! Your broadbean flowers are such a glorious pink, and I can't believe you have a ripe tomato - wow! We are still getting frosts in Tas, so I am wary of planting yet. Also, have just dug my new garden, so will let it rest for a couple of weeks. I can't wait to get planting:)

    1. Cheers! The broadbeans are a nice mix of aquadulce and Crimson flowering over a few years of growing them together then saving seeds. They are anything from white through to grey pink, bright pink then Crimson. The ripe tomato is only because of the polytunnel!