Sunday, November 29, 2009

That's it! I am officially done.

Today I officially planted my last seeds - 4 watermelon seeds and 18 corn. We have no more garden space to plant. Thus far we have 6 beds of corn, 5 of potatoes, 1 of runner beans in the main garden. We also have 3 granadilla vines, lots of strawberries and sunflowers growing there.

Outside my kitchen door are my herbs, lettuces and chillies. The grapevine trails along the fence and we have all our hanging baskets with strawberries.

In the other vegetable garden we have cucumbers, gem squash, courgettes, butternut, tomatoes, spinach, berries, beans (4 types), cucumbers, loofahs, azec corn and watermelons.

Growing in the compost are the Ghostrider pumpkins which are doing well after 2 weeks. We have the 6 stacks of tyres at the compost area with more potatoes.

In the newest area which is visible from the gate are sweet potatoes, more mature chilli plants, rhubarb, tomatoes, cape gooseberries and two transplanted Ghostrider pumpkin seedlings taken from the compost.

We are well and truly "full up" and now we have to continue with the watering and feeding routine as well as banking up of potatoes as they grow.

I am already thinking ahead to next year winter when we will convert the last remaining area to incorporate fruit trees and a raised bed for my asparagus.


Linnie said...

Wow, Wendy!
May I say I'm jealous of your Vegetable garden. I would give a lot to already has a garden like yours.
You are truly an inspiration!

Wendy said...

Thanks Linnie, its been 18 months of hard work but wow we are truly reaping the benefits!

Tonight I cut off a courgette that was the size of my forearm!!

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Hi Wendy, love the gemmies mate. your garden is truly wonderful.