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Veggie garden

In The Garden….. New Growth

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  • The cucumber plant has flowers starting to bloom
  • The strawberry plant is starting to have runners growing over the wine barrels
  • New flowers for the strawberries
  • While I was taking photos of the flowers a hoverfly came in and had some nectar. I hope he/she enjoyed it.

I hope you have been enjoying your garden. Anything flowering yet?

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. I am joining Jacqui every Friday for In The Garden post. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in Jacqui’s comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

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In the Garden….. happy seedlings

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This is what has been happening in our garden this week.

  • Basil
  • Rainbow chard
  • Bush cucumber
  • Some of our plants are burnt on their tips from the hot weather
  • A plant has come up in our dirt area where we are landscaping the backyard. I am not sure what it is but I think it looks like a pumpkin. What do you think?
  • One of our trees in the backyard has little acorns growing. They look very cute.

I hope you have been enjoying your garden. Have you planted any new seedlings?

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can have a look.

Enjoy your weekend.

 

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Ripe red tomatoes

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was lovely, not too cold and not too hot. I headed out into the garden and turned over the soil in the veggie boxes and planted the new seedlings. Grow little guys, grow!

Our tomato plants have given us a heap of little tomatoes. All of sudden they are ripening and you see little round red surprises amongst the leaves. Within the last two weeks though I have had to keep an eye on the tomatoes, as we seem to have some little guests having a feast on them. I had to let the dogs out early one morning ( it was still dark) and they started to go nuts running around the veggie box where the tomatoes are planted and trying to jump up on the sides. I grabbed a torch and went to have a look. I shined the light to the top of the tomato plants and there they were, two little mice! They were having a lovely chew on my ripe red tomatoes. I couldn’t do much at 3.00 am so I went back inside and hopped back into bed. When I got up in the morning (a better time of 6.30 am) I headed out to try and deter those guests from coming back. I covered the tomatoes that still needed to ripen with paper bags and tied them up at the top. I had to do a similar thing like this last year and it did work but if the paper bags get soggy from watering and rain you just need to change them. So far its working and I hope they stay away until my harvesting of the tomatoes has finished. Little buggers!

With the tomatoes that we did save, we used some of them last night in our dinner. My hubby cooked chicken parma and made a lovely tomato sauce to spread over the crumbed chicken. It feels good knowing that you have grown them yourself and of course they taste so much better than the store bought ones. I just hope I will have some tomatoes left to pick and get my hubby to make some more of his nice homemade sauce.

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In the garden….. weeding and turning over soil

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  • Corn needs to come out and do some weeding
  • Clear up the weeds and turn over the soil
  • I still haven’t planted the seedlings that I bought last week.

With the weather being cooler this weekend I am going to head out into the garden and prepare the veggie boxes for the new seedlings. I was supposed to plant the seedlings last weekend but the days went by so fast. They definitely need planting so I am making sure I get out in the garden tomorrow.

You can head on over to dusty country road and see what is happening in Jacqui’s garden. Don’t forget to share what has been happening in your garden this week. Just leave a link to your blog in the comments so we can have a look.

Happy gardening!

 

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In The Garden…. seedlings to be planted

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  • Rainbow Chard
  • Sweet Basil
  • Bush Cucumbers
  • Lettuce that has gone to seed and flowering
  • A tomato that is ready to be picked

I have joined in a weekly post over at dusty country road. Jacqui is doing an In The Garden post each week on a Friday. You can share what is growing in your garden whether it be in garden beds, pots or your local park. Just leave a link to your blog in her post comments and share how your fabulous garden is growing.

 

 

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Garden produce

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Our veggie garden has done well during the summer growing season. We received four corn cobs this year. Last summer we didn’t  get anything from the corn. The possums ended up getting the cob as it was starting to grow so the rest of the corn plants had a hard time trying to heal itself. This year I constructed some possum protection around the veggies and success! The sweetcorn was very nice and we will grow some again next summer.

The tomatoes I grew from seeds, which I bought from Bunnings hardware and the Diggers Club. The Diggers Club has all sorts of plants, vegetable seedlings and heirloom seeds you can purchase online or from their shop. The tomato plants have grown well, with watering regularly and giving them fertiliser. I have found though the tomato plants aren’t producing a lot of fruit. Last year I just bought tomato seedlings from Bunnings and they gave us more tomatoes. It doesn’t matter though, just trying to find out what works best. That’s the joy with having a veggie garden!

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