Hello there, thank you for visiting and for reading my GSC post for November 2014.
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I can't believe it's been a month already! I haven't had a chance to read contributions for last month yet. It's been a bit of a month, well nearly three months really, what with one thing and another then we had to put our dog Clyde to sleep two weeks ago, so all a bit sad and tiring.
It's been pretty good weather on and off so I've made the most of it and been outside working in the garden, so I've had little time for the internet, I'd rather be outside than sat at the computer this time of year.
So whats growing?
In the greenhouse
Aubergine already flowering, lettuce
Cucumber with three ready to harvest
Look!! Tomatoes, we've never had any this early before
Gotta love my greenhouse!
Scarlett runner beans
Slighty wonky photo of the capsicums and chillies
Tomatoes, the bigger one is an early girl, the others are mixed, Roma, Sweet 100s, Beefsteak, Early girl and a self seeded unknown, possible a Money Maker.
Seeds & cuttings
More celery, Florence fennel, carrots and other stuff
Borders around the greenhouse
Two measly Florence fennel, from seeds!
Two gherkins, shop bought.
Mine grown from seed look a bit sad,
I'll still plant them though
Carrots. Been harvesting these for a while now
Brocolli growing well and we put in some cauliflowers.
Shop bought again, I have no problems whatsoever buying plants sown and raised by someone else, saves me money in the long run and I only have so much space for seeds.
Garlic still growing
Parsnips & carrots
Top to bottom:
Radish,huge (see next picture)
Spring onion, Beetroot and more radish
Mixed zucchini bed, a pot luck, they could be courgettes, scallopini or both!
We will have to wait and see
Top veggie garden
Some of the spinach and kale has bolted so we'll cut them back
hopefully they will start to produce again.
We're harvesting spinach, silverbeet and kale daily, carrots when needed
Do your carrots have legs! ;-D
Broad beans are just about there, they seem to have taken up this bed for ages, once picked and frozen we'll use the bed for main crop potatoes, Agria.
The beans grew so tall, I'm just over five feet and they tower over me!
If truth be told most things tower over me....
Newly planted avocado tree in a nice sheltered spot surrounded by a hedge
Leeks, some of which we can start to harvest
I covered the strawberries with netting and stopped the birds! Yay!!
Then the slugs got at them, I'm not ashamed to say I use pellets.
We finally weeded the onion bed to find we'd lost quite few, so we bought some more seedlings and put them in with the others, we might put more in yet.
Aww, bit sad, I see Clyde (border collie) *sniff*
This bed I earmarked for the pea bed
I rigged up some netting using fencing standards and bamboo canes
After a few days of rain they soon popped their heads out of the ground
I've got 6 rows of peas, 4 rows of sugar snaps and 2 rows of french(dwarf) beans
All easy to freeze
In the herb garden
This is filling out nicely
I have a good variety of herbs: dill, rosemary, coriander, thyme, sage, marjoram, oregano, basil, parsley, chives, sorrel & bay.
Mixed in with those are self seeded sunflowers, spring onions, lettuce and a selection of tomatoes the same as the greenhouse, a globe artichoke, celery & rhubarb which is ready for picking.
..and imprisoned mint.
The promise of things to come
Plums on our new tree
Apple blossom ? We think
More blossom (sorry can't remember)
Bloosom buds on the feijoas
Peach! Better beat the possums to them this year
Seville orange blossom
Still to plant
Assorted veggies and plants.
Plans for this month include, keep weeding *sob*
Maybe some ongoing seed sowing of salad veg
And to end, my rose bed
just because it made me smile this week
Enjoy November in your garden where you can