|The indoor kitchen garden|
It became a little obessive that each of us would peer at these growing shoots and run our hand over the new blades of grass in anticipation.
It all looks so pretty and neat in it's little stand.
Out back at the garage the compost is doing it's thing. Yesterday I asked Des to give it a good turn and sifting.
We let the chickens into the area and they had a great time eating the cut worm and mielie bugs.By Autum this should be ready to use in the garden.
This is my favourite pot! It is an overgrowing cucumber plant. There are so many flowers on the plant and I planted it here as an after thought.
There are wire trelisses in the tub to support the growth and the flowers have attracted the well needed bees to the back garden.
Last year our cucumber crop was a failure, the year before we had so many that I didn't know what to do with them.
This year I hope we have struck a happy balance.
Rosemary and Sage grow in abundance, 2 asparagus plants in tubs, a variety of lettuce, strawberries and other herbs like basil, majoram, celery, oreganum, thyme, lavender and tea tree.
I have also stuck a trailing squash seed into the bigger pots and will feed these pots heavily with worm tea through summer.
You can see the squash growing out the pot below.
It has handled the transplant and is full of fruit.
At its base I have planted tomatoes and aubergines. These are doing really well in the full sun position.
|Fig tree full of promise|
In this area I also have the chilli bushes, strawberry baskets, lemon grass and grapevine.
I hope to put a little table and chair out here for still summer mornings to have my quiet time and coffee.
The original garden has potatoes, corn, courgette, bush beans and tomatoes growing. Strawberries are in baskets here as well along the wall.
Tomatoes, beans, leeks, spinach, potatoes, courgettes and of course the big ferny asparagus plants which you can't see in this picture. The empty bed at the front isn't empty :) it has baby tomato plants.
Then we are back to the back gate where the cars are parked and the compost is cooking.
I hope you enjoyed the walkabout!
Enjoy the weekend!