I thought it would be interesting to record what I did in the garden on a daily basis and also what I used that had been produced in the garden. The below link is the record of activity for April. I will also be adding monthly ‘Things to do in the garden’ to the Planting notes pages of the blog, May should be up by the end of the week.
In a nutshell I was self sufficient for the following veggies and herbs in April:
Garlic, Celery, Parsley, Lettuce, Mint, Pumpkin, Leeks, Basil, Spring Onions, Oregano, Thyme, Beans, Chillies, Cucumber, Silver beet, Beetroot and Eggplant.
I resorted to other sources (mostly raiding my parents garden) for: Tomatoes, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions and potatoes, although I did produce some tomatoes, carrots and potatoes during the month. I have no great desire to be self sufficient in either carrots or onions as it is fairly easy to find good quality produce from other sources and to be self sufficient would take up too much of my available planting space. I only had cauliflower and broccoli once during the course of the month so I am not too concerned about these. It is the tomatoes, capsicum and potatoes that I plan to work on this year to ensure a better crop of all three.