After months of waiting to pick some of our produce we have finally started to reap the rewards of growing our own veges. There have been a few challenges along the way; the snails loved our new seedlings, the parrots will try anything and weevils are munching the leaves on our fruit trees.
But, we are now eating our carrots and potatoes and today we made our first batch of beetroot relish.
We are eagerly awaiting the snow peas, onions, garlic, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes to grow and ripen. The herb garden is also starting to show signs of growth as the days get a little warmer.
New shoots have started to appear on our small shrubs and some are even displaying their first flowers.
We have planted lawn runners and can’t wait for them to cover the ground – it will help keep the sand under control and give a nice contrast to the garden.
How are you keeping the bugs away? I had caterpillars eating the spinach and the broccoli disappeared overnight, probably the same family of caterpillars. Aphids are in abundance too.
Jim has a couple of natural brews that he uses. I will send them to you.
Hi Kerry, can you send that to me as well as I am in the process of setting up a vegie patch too and the snails especially are bad here. Your garden looks wonderful. xx
Stunning flowering shrubs. You will have to sprinkle ground coffee or make up a coffee spray to keep the snails and slugs at bay!! Your garden looks spectacular well done green thumbs.
The shrubs are still only small (30 cm or so) but the flowers are lovely.
All looking magnificent. Well done.
Thanks Tony…it is still very much a work in progress.
Well done! The flowers are beautiful.
Looking forward to when the shrubs/trees are large enough to have more than one or two flowers. Should look really nice.
Looks fabulous. I’m sure it tastes a lot better than what we buy in the shops!
Yes, I think especially the tomatoes Vicki.
Looks fantastic Jim & Kerry. We were very impressed to see all your hard work when we visited a couple of weeks ago. Always satisfying to taste the fruits of ones labors.
Yes, very rewarding. It was great to see you both again.
You garden is looking lovely. It’s so rewarding isn’t it?
Yes it certainly is. Looking forward to the fruit trees producing in a few years time as well.
Looks fantastic! Nothing like eating the fruits of your labour! Beautiful wildflowers too!
Excellent work Jim and Kerry! It all looks great!