Again this month time in the garden has been sadly lacking, but happily that is about to change with me getting a bit more of my garden time back.
This month's theme is 'leaves' and I think that is just about all that is in the garden at the moment. The majority of the veg is leaves (think lettuces, silverbeet, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spring onions and leeks, and the stem/leaves of rhubarb and celery) with only a few fruiting plants holding on or coming to produce.
So where is the garden at now?
The old summer planted 'Pink Girl' tomato is still (amazingly) flourishing.
I spy a few forming tomatoes. They may not make it through to full tomato ripeness, but I'm glad to have them. I may actually get around to trying fried green tomatoes.
The self sown tomato is still producing cherry toms too.
The purple podded peas are up and starting to climb.
The lush leaves of beetroot and carrots, plus weeds, bely their too small to harvest produce. But soon their day will come.
The broad beans are growing taller and even starting to flower.
And in the polytunnel, I'm very happy to say I've got a couple of actual cucumbers from the late sown experimental seed. The plants are very diseased with almost constant powdery mildew despite regular milk/soap sprays, but at least there have been a few cukes.
Onions and garlic, just this weekend gone. Not much else is on the agenda now.
Veg: Tomatoes, eggplant, capsicums, cucumbers, spring onions, pumpkin, silverbeet, broccoli, leeks, beetroot, carrots, lettuce, radishes.
Fruit: Apples (Woodbridge Winter Pippin and Sundowner), raspberries, lemons, rhubarb (technically a veg, but in the culinary sense a fruit).
- Start up some of the strawberry runners in wicking buckets.
- Have a look at the wicking bucket trees and maybe repot some into larger containers.
- Hibernate inside unless absolutely necessary to be out in the cold and wet.
Don't forget to check out other people's GSC at Krystie's or Kate's.