Monday’s garden delights

13 12 2010

Apart from our treats of fresh strawberries (if we can get to them before the millipedes) and late season peas off the bush, the garden promises to bring us plenty of tomatoes, corn and beans. The corn is almost at my chest height, the beans are little baby pods and the roma and cherry tomatoes are looking green and plentiful.

In the garden this weekend

27 11 2010

The rain water tank is still providing our house and garden with all its water. During the past 6 months we have only used 16kL of mains water and the rest of our comsumption has been totally from the tank.

The warmer weather, followed by some good rains, have helped our garden pick up. The stone fruit trees (plum, peach, apricot) are all netted and bearing one of their first fruit crops. The newly planted corn is up to knee height and looking healthy. The row in front of beans are coming along nicely, as is the row of late peas. There are baby tomatoes on the roma and cherry tomato bushes and the first strawberries have been picked.

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Peas and things

26 10 2010

The peas are being harvested while the sweet corn and beans are starting to germinate.