What's that you say? I need to get out more? Well, judgey wudgey how about you come around and have a look for yourself.
Ta da! Here it is. The garden, 5 weeks after the autumn planting. It's finally starting to take off. Will it be as productive as it was last year? Jury's still out on that one. All I can say is watch this space.
So it might be a bit nerdy, but I've been having heaps of fun comparing the autumn growth with the spring growth. So easy to do when you've taken photos week by week. Dang that spring garden was fast!
The brassicas are easily the slowest growing things, but it's not always about finishing first now is it? Some things are worth waiting for.
Surprisingly we've started picking some sugar snap peas, which have come on really fast. We're also harvesting radishes, asian greens and plenty of herbs. The lettuces still need a little more plumping up before they'll be ready, but another week or two and they should be looking pretty good.
The snow pea vines are massive, but still no flowers. I'm getting a little bit excited about the pea crop already. I'll need to do a second planting of them in the next couple of weeks to make sure we have some succession plants. I really can't cope with the idea that we might run out of peas. Woah, I had a little freak out, just thinking about it.
Breathe. Will Not Happen!
I've also got some black aphids attacking my chives and garlic chives. To be perfectly honest I'm not too sure what to do about those. Unfortunately wishing on the evening star doesn't seem to working. What?! Don't say I didn't warn you. So yes, I'll have to come up with a plan to deal with those asap. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them!
The cheeky birds are still sneaking through the cracks of our netting and eating off the purple cabbages. Apparently they're super tasty, although it's possible I'll never find out! I may have to replant a second lot of seedlings if they attack too many more. Shoo birds shoo!
Despite the warzone, the garden's coming along nicely and I'm pretty happy with how it's growing. So whaddya think? Better than watching grass? I think so!
If you want to get the full play-by-play, you won't want to miss the first few weeks. Best you be checking out the Autumn garden week 1, week 2, week 3 and week 4.
Right then, as you were.
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