I was very productive in the garden this month. Almost all my summer crops are planted, some have even been mulched, and I have been regularly sowing seed to replace things which are bolting all over the place now the Spring has sprung.
The potatoes are growing nicely:
The tomatoes are doing their thing:
Even the horseradish looks pretty.
I have been buying a few new things:
And reviving a few old ones (these I moved from a shady spot under the passionfruit in the hope they would produce some nice berries):
But mostly I have been sowing my own:
On the left are canteloupe (rockmelon) and watermelon and excitingly the punnet on the right is cumin – sown from some seed I bought for use in the kitchen. Roll on the home grown curry!
To see what I planted when click here: October 2011
Wow looking fantastic. There is so much growing, and cumin, how exciting!
I wonder how much the tomatoes will grow this weekend with the warm weather!?
Thanks Phoebe – I reckon I can see them growing as I type….Beautiful day!
You have a very early good start with warm season vegetables! Ah thanks for the tips of the cumin. I go and sow some cumin seeds from my herb bottle as well.
I keep getting worried that there’s something wrong with them – I seem unduly anxious this year – perhaps because I’m blogging about them I’m concentrating on them more…
I notice that you have the Horseradish in a pot. Is that because it is invasive?
I like the idea of tying the tomatoes to the stake with a piece of tights material – presumably its stretchiness will allow for growth better than string would.
I grew horseradish in the ground last year and I’m still trying to get rid of it – bits coming up everywhere. So yes I though I’d try a pot and see what happens – it seems to like to spread its roots though so it may not be super happy. I always use tights with my tomatoes – mainly because I have lots and as you say it does allow for growth. My dad swears by twine though and his tomatoes don’t seem to mind.
Our horseradish is planted in a bed on the plot and does need strict control – we have yet to dare to harvest it as we keep hearing horror stories.
The new plants that you bought is thelast one a mini kiwi as the leaves look just like ours.
That is a passionfruit – I really should have labelled them shouldn’t I. I’m thinking of getting a kiwi though. With the horseradish – my problem was that because it was planted amongst other things I couldn’t dig thoroughly to remove all the bits of root, and so it has been suckering everywhere. If you have it in a self contained area it should be easier. Having said that it is persistent stuff – I have posioned a lot of the suckers and I’m still getting more.
Everything looks beautiful! It is so fun to see your garden growing when mine is currently covered with snow!!
It’s so wonderful to see the beginnings of a summer garden when we are going into winter 🙁
I have never thought of growing cumin. Great idea!
Thanks Robin. The cumin is purely experimental and at the moment I’m not sure its going to work – some of the seedlings seem to be dying off. Hopefully the rest will survive.
Everything looks happy, healthy, gorgeous and green! Yay!!!
It all looks so healthy and lush, beautiful. I love the idea of a homegrown curry.
Goodness you’re potatoes look impressive. I thought mine were spectacular but they’re nothing on yours. I won’t be showing Mr Good that photo, he’s super impressed with the ones in our garden so I won’t go ruining his opinion of my gardening greatness just yet.
I love the photos, it all looks like a veritable food forest.