It’s been a joy to come home to our garden! Being away for 5 weeks, I wasn’t sure which way our garden would go, either it could have all been eaten or it could have flourished. Luckily, the later was true!
This garden under our window sill, houses beetroot, silver beet and brussel sprouts. I have never grown brussel sprouts before, I know they grown up on a long shoot, but I’m not sure if what you can see at the left of the picture is the shoot or if it’s going to seed. I’d love any brussel sprout tips you may have! The beetroot leaves are looking to healthy and strong, now we’re just waiting on the taproots to grow before we can start eating them.Silver beet is growing so strong, that soon we’re going to have an over abundance. We’re going to have to find a local vegetable swap, so that we can share our amazing produce.
This bed is right down the back of our garden, behind the chook shed. It was actually our first garden bed in this house. Sadly it’s been a little forgotten with us spreading the veggie garden love to the rest of our back yard. Down here we have broccoli, and amazing spinach plant, spring onions, chives, and sweet peas. There’s also rogue potato plants. If you squint really hard you can see in the front and just right of center a rosemary shoot flowering. I cut off soft branches from a plant at a school I regularly work at, and now have 5 shoots flowering over all of our different garden beds. Almost dead center you can see a struggling sage plant. To the left there’s garlic growing strongly and to the right there’s 100’s of onion seedlings. The onions in the front of this picture are the same as the onions in the last one. Before we left everything in this garden had been eaten by black birds and snails. So I took any winter seeds we had lying around and I sprinkled them around this garden bed. I was so excited to see parsnips, more beetroot, carrots and first the first successful time in our garden, coriander. Right by our back-door there’s a bed abound with onions, more garlic and a rhubarb plant that’s come back from the brink of death.
There’s not too much on the to-do list, except wait and weed. It’s been such a joy rediscovering our garden since being home and I can’t wait to see what else pops through the winter soil.
If you want to have a look at some more gardens, head over to Strayed from the Table.