The result of all this rain is that the garden has recovered and produced lots of green veges, including various asian greens, silverbeet and celery, as well as plenty of parsley, chervil and coriander. Also mint, calendula, lavender, borage and nasturtiums are growing well.
As promised last month, I sorted through my seeds and I'll have a list to swap next Monday. I started planting, even though I'm not very confident about the weather. I am thinking that if I can get these plants established before it gets too hot and dry, I might get some yield. Last year I was late getting seeds started and I didn't get much to grow at all through summer.
I just planted one tray to get started, so I don't overdo it and have more seedlings than I can look after! For now its just a few tomatoes, rosella, capsicum, eggplant, lots of beans, golden nugget pumpkin, sphaghetti squash, tromboncino and pickling cucumbers. Plus I'll put some more beetroot and carrost seeds directly in the garden when I get a chance.
If you're interested in seed saving and starting from seeds, I've written a few useful posts in the past, see them all here.
|the bees were enjoying the broccoli flowers (more seeds in production)|
|an abundance of leafy greens|
|maybe my carrots will finally grow now!|
You can join the Garden Share Collective too! Link back to Lizzie at Strayed from the Table.