Winter is that time of year when fruit and vegetables still grow in our climate here in Melton West. Even though it has been a bitterly cold week in the single figures (Celsius that is), the citrus is nearly ready, and the winter veg is growing well. I have even cheated a bit with tomatoes, basil, coriander and chillies blooming in the greenhouse!
So, where are the photos, I here you ask. Well as luck would have it, Kim went shutter happy on Tuesday and here are the fruits of our gardening labours (pardon the pun).
Awesome stuff, as always! You are going to have so many broad beans… just like us! Huge amount of garlic there too, think I will go plant some more myself. The citrus look great, and hey, you got a slingshot?, you might be able to eat those pidgeons in really desperate times!!
Your greenhouse is working a treat… we have a mini one, but need to work on a large size walk in greenhouse soon…
john (dad) says
it was definately worthwile doing the shadehouse to get tomatoes in winter time
Ann Flowers says
You have got a nice garden. It was nice going through your blog. Keep on posting.
Looks amazing Gavin! I long for one day in the future when we have a yard to plant in!! xo m.
Darren (Green Change) says
You have the same idea for limes as us :-).
When we moved into our new house late last year, the 4-metre-wide lime tree was laden with fruit. First thing my wife said was “you’ll have to start brewing lots of cerveza” – that’s a Mexican style beer, like Corona.
I’m never one to go against what the wife says…
Just watch those pigeons — they’ll pass lice and mites on to your chooks (scratches self reminiscently). Keep the food well away from the chook shed (or remove it for the middle of the day). You can get a pyrethrin spray for the chooks, but of course they hate being sprayed as you have to make them soaking wet.
Thanks for all the great comments!
Nothing like lots of beans to put into spring casseroles, and the garlic keeps for ages. The reason I planted so many was that we just ran out of last years so bloody fast. All the bulbs I planted were the biggest ones from my first crop.
The greenhouse is worth the money, if you have a sheltered spot to put it. I don’t think it would be very good in a gale.
@ Ann Flowers.
Thank you for reading.
So do I. It is a good feeling to get your hands in the dirt.
Mate, putting down a batch of beer tomorrow. Just love the limes in cerveza!
Thanks for the pigeon advice. I think I will move the food back into the cages area where the fat pigeons can’t get to it.