I can’t believe how quickly September flew by, not sure what happened to it really. I do know that I watched a lot of seed germinate,
and that the garden started to look a bit prettier though when the sweet peas arrived.
Flowers aside September in Melbourne is pretty much all about growth. The potatoes got big lush leaves, the silver beet started to grow flower shoots and the pile of tomato stakes that need cleaning up before I use them next month seemed to get bigger (this last one was an illusion, not bigger but certainly not any smaller…).
The fruit crops were starting to show signs of productivity. The first figs are beginning to form, and the first strawberry flowers are appearing.
The fruit I’m most excited about though are my new blueberry plants. Now a more patient person than me would pick these flowers off and tell the kids to wait until next year for their first crop, but I don’t do patience so I sit instead, impatiently, waiting for these to swell into berries.
One fruit I shouldn’t have to wait long at all for is this, out of season (for the variety I’m growing), solitary passionfruit. It’s sat on the vine all winter and finally looks like it might ripen soon. Strange eh? Actually the year we moved into this house the vine was fruiting when we moved in which was July but since then it has only fruited in late summer.
One crop I will have to wait quite a bit longer for is the garlic. It’s growing nicely but it will still be a couple of months before it’s ready for harvest.
There are some crops which are ready for harvest now, there’s the herbs, spring onions, some of the potatoes, the watercress, a few carrots and radishes etc but most of all there’s lettuce, and lots of it. Here are just a few of my ‘Freckles’ lettuces being ‘cuddled’ by a mustard:
And here are the ones I will start harvesting from next month:
Pretty aren’t they?
Well that was my garden in September, what about yours?