I started this Vegetable Planting Update a few weeks ago before Christmas and I got caught up with other stuff and didn’t finish it so I thought I would just post it and then do another one in a week or so and show you how much everything has grown.
I think I should change the title of these posts now to “Vegetable Growing” instead of “Planting” but I think you get my drift.
The vegetable garden out the front is growing daily, it is so exciting to go out there and see the changes. We are now busy just trying to maintain all the weeds and making sure everything has enough water.
It has been rather cool this week but there are warms days coming by the end of the week and next week and although I don’t like the heat, we need it to to make our vegetables grow.
We have a great water supply here with a bore which is drinking quality and very abundant, it is such a blessing. Water is so important.
The children and I finished strawing the tomatoes and the first ones we put in are flowering. The potatoes are going great and the photo below shows my husband using the tractor to bring dirt from the trench up onto the sides of the potato beds, using a bed former which is like a double sided mulbourd plough. He actually did this with all the beds as well.
Below are the potato beds after they have had the dirt from the trench brought up.
Here are the zucchini plants, they are coming away nicely. I can’t wait to have fresh zucchinis, I really miss them during the winter. This year I am going to grate the excess and can them for soups, stews and cakes.
Below is the second lot of tomatoes we put in and they are looking really healthy. Yum fresh home grown tomatoes are the best.