This last winter, I gave the patch a much needed rest after a full summer of planting and harvesting. There were still a few Silverbeet and strawberry plants in it, but not a lot else.
Anyway, in the last 3 - 4 weeks, Ive managed to clear out weeds and the remaining silverbeet (was a bit too woody and old now) and started planting out fresh plants for the summer. The majority of the tomatos have their own bed and three heritage tomatos are in the veg. patch. So all up about 14 tomatos. The Apollo tomatos are already starting to form tomatos. So my plant list for the start of this summer is
- Sweet Corn (about a dozen)
- Celery ( 2)
- Eggplant ( 1)
- Capsicum (4)
- Lettuce ( about 7)
- raspberry canes ( about 1/2 dozen)
- pumpkin (1)
- strawberries ( in a front garden bed and too many to count)
- Red and Black Currant plants
- Climbing beans
- zucchini ( about 1/2 dozen: black jack and yellow buckingham)
The raspberries are forming fruit along with a first picking of strawberries.
Herb Patches 1 & 2
Have been planted out and starting to take off nicely now. These beds arent too far from the kitchen which is great. Although the parsley and coriander are still in pots under the kitchen window due to the fact that I use them fairly often. Many of the herbs that I had bought last summer have now died off and wil be replaced in time over summer.
Indoor/outdoor living area
Is now starting to take shape nicely now with pots being placed around with geraniums and cactuses. There is a yellow banksia rose (rambler) and a yellow creeper planted in front of the shade cloth and once they take off it should slow down the wind and block out some of the sun giving us a bit of privacy to read and have a cuppa.