Only one month to go until the end of the year! 2014 has flown by and I am sure everyone else feels the same way. So, here is my December version of the garden share collective, a wonderful initiative organised by Lizzie from Strayed from the Table.
The weather has been relatively kind here in Adelaide over November. We had a few hot 35° + days but also a number of rainy days which thankfully topped up the rain water tanks. At home we have pulled up the last of the winter greens.
However, the perpetual spinach continues to give us a good serve of greens when we want them. This pot has a few Lilliums in it too. They had to be moved from the courtyard as Rory was eating them, not a good thing for puppies to do! Jamie dumped them in this pot and promptly forgot all about them until they started growing!
The aloe vera we rescued from our eldest daughter’s garden is greening up nicely.
The grapes are looking promising.
There is an abundance of cherry tomatoes and some larger ones too. So far there has only been a few ready for eating but they were delicious!
Our first capsicum should be ready within the week.
We have been getting loads of button squash from our three plants. Most are glorious but some are a little misshapen; not sure why.
The echinacea is almost ready to move to larger pots.
Jamie transplanted the leek seedlings to bigger pots a week or so ago.
And he planted them in the leek bed a couple of days ago.
Ruby’s sunflowers are getting larger.
All the glorious yellow pumpkin, zucchini and tomato flowers look lovely scattered around the garden.
My lemon bergamot has so many flowers it toppled over!
It looks like we may get some fruit from the potted lime.
We finally planted some cucumbers and pumpkins at the patch.
The corn and beans are getting taller.
While the watermelons are spreading.
And the zucchinis are prolific already! So far we have had nine, all good sizes.
The capsicum and Amish tomatoes are slow but steady.
Here is Jamie showing off his fabulous new t-shirt!
Harvesting: The spring harvest has begun in earnest. We picked the last of the rainbow chard, silverbeet and English Spinach. Lots of zucchini, button squash, spring onions, rocket, lettuce and a handful of cherry tomatoes.
- plant more lettuce, carrots, radish
- organise some temporary shade for those really, really hot days
- bring in a load of mulch
- plant more geraniums and mint under the pine tree out the front
- general maintenance