New year and time for the work to begin

garden plan

As I’m sure everyone agrees, last year was a very successful year for our garden. This year we are hoping to use everything we have learned to make 2013 as successful, but that means getting ready and getting some of our pre planting jobs out the way including a snazzy planting and harvesting project plan I am quite proud of :0)

We started off with clearing the beds and greenhouse of the baby veggies which have been growing, as they aren’t going to survive much longer, but last night’s tea was a treat with roasted baby veggies :0)

We also have a bit of news for you about Larry the Lemon tree… he’s given us lemons.

lemons

Today we took a quick trip out to the local nursery for some ideas for flowers but there wasn’t really anything around yet so we will pop back next month. That gives us time to get some jobs done though, so jobs to get done will include painting the fences around the garden AGAIN, as they are starting to look worn and we are also going to lift all the chuckies which are around the house (chuckies are small stones) and turn those areas into proper flower beds. This is a big job, but learning from last year, we are only doing one bed each weekend and in no rush. (neither of us could cope with any more heavy work)

Watch this space for photos.

This year, we plan to grow very similar veggies to last year with a few exceptions;

Not Growing This Year

  • •Pumpkins & Squash (don’t really get a high enough yield here to justify it)
  • •Beans (just didn’t work)

New for this year

  • Broccoli
  • Sprouts (decided rather than buying them at christmas and thanksgiving, we’d just grow them)
  • Strawberries

Also this year, we are changing up the types of tomatoes and courgettes we are growing, just as a bit of an experiment. So here is the full list of what the garden will hopefully give us this year.

  • Beetroot (red and striped)
  • Carrots (orange and purple)
  • Garlic (after discovering last year how much better garlic was from our garden, we are growing lots this year)
  • Radishes
  • Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Courgettes (green and yellow)
  • Tomatoes (multi colour and size)
  • Potatoes (three different types)
  • Herbs
  • Salad
  • Strawberries

We’ll add stories and pics to the blog as we go.

 

 

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