For the moment, all seems to be going according to plan.
In the beds above are my Tomatoes (4 varieties), red Onions, Courgettes, and Carrots, as well as some recently sown French Beans, and Rainbow Chard; that have yet to appear.
Here, there are Aubergines, Peppers, Chillies, and one small row of 'interesting' Potatoes.
And this is my newly made small plot for Pumpkins and Squashes. They have plenty of room to spread, and it'll keep them away from my other crops.
Still to be sown are my Autumn/Winter leafy crops of Cavolo Nero, Swiss Chard, and Perpetual Spinach.
Elsewhere there are Jerusalem Artichokes, lots of Cherries, Plums, Tayberries, Apples, and Blackcurrants.
For the moment all looks well, I'm just praying that my Tomatoes don't catch whatever they caught over the past two years. My fingers are crossed.
All looking very promising- are tomatoes a crop you don't plant in the same bed? Hopefully they will grow and harvest well for youReplyDelete
They are all together, but I use a strict annual rotation system between my four separate beds.Delete
Love to see your raised bed, so lush and healthyReplyDelete
Not as exotic as your garden, Endah, but it provides most of what we need.Delete
As you say it is all looking good.ReplyDelete
I think it usually does at this stage, it's a bit later when things tend to go wrong. We'll see.Delete
Your wheelbarrow's a bit on the small side! Paul is not happy because something has been eating his broad beans.ReplyDelete
One year I woke to find that my Broad Bean plants were BLACK from top to bottom. Paul should think himself lucky; we never did find out what'd happened!Delete
So envious. We really miss our allotment in UK. It might have been heavy clay that had a fine line between concrete and slime (depending on the season), but it provided so much interest and most of the human food (and shady places to sleep and wildlife, and gardening neighbours to supervise, and abandoned plots to go stalking in... Does blight get your tomatoes? In UK now someone has developed an APP (there's an APP for everything) that tracks its progress across the country. It tends to start each season in Cornwall (warmest place) and works north and east on the circulating weather (tomato blight being airborne - spud blight is in the soil). We think the purpose (or the APP) is so gardeners can try to plan their responses. We've no idea what the appropriate response is tho - masks on the tomatoes?ReplyDelete
It could be blight, but my neighbours don't seem to suffer. Maybe they come in the night and spray them with blight-ex. I used to spray them with Copper Sulphate, but I don't think it did any good.Delete
You could rival Monty ...... it all looks wonderful and a promise of delicious things to come. Here’s hoping your tomatoes will be disease free. XXXXReplyDelete
My fingers have been taped 'crossed' until September. I need a decent Tomato crop this year; my reserves are almost at nil.Delete
Many points for the neatness of your garden beds.ReplyDelete
Trying to keep it weed free saves me time, and effort, in the long run. I'm too old for hefty digging.Delete
It does look very impressive. We have to grow our tomatoes in the greenhouse. It is never usually warm and sunny for long enough up here to grow them successfully outside. Although so far, this year's weather has been unusually warm and dry - so far!ReplyDelete
Aren't there certain varieties that you can put outdoors? We used to grow ours mostly in greenhouses, but I seem to remember that some grew in the veg' patch.Delete
I am so enviouse of your ability to garden Cro. Make the most of it - I used to garden in every spare minute but now my gardening is limited to one very flat space.ReplyDelete
Veg' gardening is one of my real pleasures. If I didn't have Haddock's, I'd be lost.Delete
What a lush garden. Spit spit spit.ReplyDelete
It shows just how much you love to garden. A lot of hard work with great results
I do the work in short bursts, and try to keep it tidy. Come Summer, I don't suppose it'll look quite so good.Delete
So lush and neat and tidy! Our season doesn't start yet, but soon I will rototill the whole thing up and get started. To see your garden is very inspiring! -JennReplyDelete
Didn't you recently have snow? We've had no proper winter here this year; our minimum was -1C, which is hardly glove weather. We got going about two weeks earlier than usual. Global warming?Delete
Your soil looks lovely. I wish mine was like that. Where are your marijuana plants and your opium poppies?ReplyDelete
I have to keep those away from prying eyes. I grow them in pots on the terrace of my blind elderly neighbour. She thinks they're Geraniums.Delete
I was going to put up a few pics of my garden and then you go and show your beautiful tidy plot and I've changed my mind!ReplyDelete
Go on! I love to see other veg' patches. In fact looking over garden walls at different people's plots is one of my great pleasures.Delete