I have done nothing in my veggie garden. No weeding, no watering (thank you, rain) and also (sadly) no harvesting. NOTHING.
I have done a small amount of planning. I do love to organise.
I took stock of what was in my garden and did a quick bit of research about things I would like to put in my garden in the future:
In the garden now:
- Strawberries: Lowanna, Tioga & Alpine Mignonette. I wanted to try a few varieties to find out which grew best here and which was the tastiest.
- Tuscan Black Kale
- Rainbow Swiss Chard (Silverbeet)
- Wild Rocket
- Lemon Thyme
- Common Thyme
- Tuscan Blue Rosemary
- Green Dragon Broccoli
- Bok Choy
- Red Currants
- Black Currants
Plants waiting to go in after the frost season has past:
- Tomatoes: Reggae Roma, Health Kick & Green Zebra. I think I need to find a cherry or grape variety to round out my collection…..
- Vietnamese mint (Vietnamese coriander)
Wanting to buy (maybe in seed, but probably as a seedling):
- A compact pumpkin plant, perhaps Golden Nugget or the not compact, but apparently tasty Futsu
- A rainbow of capsicum like these mini ones and the Gilboa Orange or perhaps just the mixed Italian fryers
- A feel like one cannot have too many tomatoes so I also have my eyes on the Red Fig and Wild Sweetie
- Zucchini: I love the classic Black Beauty, but I am intrigued by the Costata
I’m not sure I actually have enough garden bed for all these big ideas (or enough family to eat them…good for my friends and neighbours), but I really want to have a go at lots of different varieties!
What really set me off in the first place on this mad drive for different veggies was a gift from my aunt- some heirloom tomato seeds. The packet just had this great look about it with an illustration of the tomato. It sort of hadn’t occurred to me to grow not just your average tomato. My garden habits come from my mother who, when I was a child, seemed to plant the same common veggie varieties every year.
Not me, I’m going to grow a Noah’s Ark of vegetables……. 😉
Basement Jaxx featuring Yoko Ono…..weird. Relevance? Well, it popped up on my Soundcloud feed the same day as I bought Sunflower seeds for my kids to grow and plant around the veggie patch!