Way back in September I posted a photo gallery of our garden as we were planting our food. I thought it was time for an update to show you how our food is growing as we are now harvesting our food.
Since we started with the peas last time, here’s what they look like now. Amazing the difference a few months can make! The summer has been quite wet, particularly while we were away at new year, so the weeds have grown and the food production hasn’t been as good as in previous years.
We are starting to get a few beans and peas, though.
Our onions (brown and red) have now been harvested, and the carrots and beetroot are just about ready.
We are now getting a good crop of tomatoes, both from the hydroponics inside the greenhouse and the buckets outside.
As well as the tomatoes, our greenhouse is also producing vast amounts of cucumber, lettuce, kale, basil, spring onions and capsicum. Last year we had so much that I froze some. Here are my posts on how to freeze spring onions, and my easy no-mess way to freeze tomatoes.
My husband is particularly pleased with the capsicum (bell peppers) that have just started to turn red. This is the second year he has grown them and we didn’t get many red ones last year.
Unfortunately I didn’t think to get a picture of the strawberry plants before my husband took them out, but I do have this photo of one particularly large strawberry. The crop wasn’t that great this year, but we did get a few large berries!
Since I also included a few pictures of our spring blooms in our last garden post I thought I would include a few summer flowers now. We don’t have much in bloom at the moment, but here are a few.
So that’s how our garden is growing. How about yours? It’s great having our own produce to eat, and to share it with others. My husband takes the children round the neighbourhood to give it away. It’s a great way to meet the neighbours!
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