Our First Produce

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.

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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.

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17 Responses to Our First Produce

  1. Jenny MacKay says:

    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.

  2. Robyn says:

    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.

  3. Tony Olson says:

    All looking magnificent. Well done.

  4. Mulino Dominillo says:

    Well done! The flowers are beautiful.

  5. Vicki says:

    Looks fabulous. I’m sure it tastes a lot better than what we buy in the shops!

  6. Peter & Janet Jackson says:

    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.

  7. You garden is looking lovely. It’s so rewarding isn’t it?

  8. Pauline says:

    Looks fantastic! Nothing like eating the fruits of your labour! Beautiful wildflowers too!

  9. Dougie and Susan says:

    Excellent work Jim and Kerry! It all looks great!

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