Spring catch-up!

Having been so heavily involved with this year’s Seed Freedom Food Festival means I have neglected to blog updates on the garden. So today’s post will show you just how glorious the garden has been so far this spring!


In the front garden is an abundance of flowers, herbs and bees.



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While the bee hotel is yet to appeal to native bees, it is certainly attracting hover flies. They are busy pollinating everywhere!

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There are veggies growing in the front too.

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The back is where most of the vegetable action takes place.



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There are still lots of flowers to attract the bees out the back.



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We even have violas popping up in the pavers!


We have let a number of crops go to seed this year so we can collect the seed and plant again next year.



Even though we have not planted as many crops as usual this year, we have still had plenty to harvest.

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The last of our lionheart cabbages was picked today weighing in at 2.46 kgs!


There is also plenty to interest the eye in the garden.



Next week I will catch-up what’s been happening at the Patch! Till then here are a couple of shots of the smallest snail any of us have ever seen!


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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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7 Responses to Spring catch-up!

  1. Gorgeous photos, Rachel. What kind of camera do you have? Your garden looks fabulous!

  2. Pingback: Spring catch-up! | A Kailyard in Adelaide! | WORLD ORGANIC NEWS

  3. I love seeing the abundance in your garden, front and back, while my vegie garden is just at the baby stage! such different climates, such different gardens and harvests.
    I also that rusted blue wren – I want one now.

  4. Thanks 🙂 I love to look at your garden too, Tasmania is such a beautiful place!

  5. The garden is looking beautiful! So glad I have found your blog. I’ve also let my nasturtiums take over which is keeping my native bee hive very happy 🙂

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