Sunday, 21 September 2014

busy in the spring garden


Things have been a bit quiet around here on the blog front. Not cause I'm slacking off or anything. But I've been a little bit busy out here.

I love a springtime garden. It's when our garden hits its peak. So much to eat, so much to do. All on top of normal busy day to day life. I love it though. I'd spend all day out here if I could.

A land of green goodness. Everything is bursting with life.

Not just in the veggie garden either. The flower gardens have also been getting a tidy up and mulching down ready for the warm weather that lies ahead.

I'm getting a bit excited about the flower gardens this year. I've gone a bit planting mad. Flowers everywhere. I'm hoping for a psychedelic colour fest and a tonne of flowers. Fingers crossed. Hopefully I'll have some pictures to show you soon of what's been happening in some of the other gardens. It's early stages, but I'm already dreaming of what it could look like a couple of months from now.




In the meantime I've got plenty to enjoy out here in the veggie patch. And so many cabbages. Time to get stuck into some sauerkraut methinks. Best be washing up the big pot. I've never made it before. If you've got any tips, I'd love to hear them!

So how's your springtime garden going? Are you as excited as I am by this time of year?

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  1. Wow.........what an amazing produce garden....so inspiring....your family has no excuses to be eating healthy that's for sure. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. Thanks Kathy! There's lots to eat out here for sure :)

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  2. I swear my heart does a flip whenever I see photos of your garden. Just spectacular! xo

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    1. Thank you :) I think I do the same thing when I see your pretty spot in NZ!

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  3. Gorgeous!!!! It is fall over here, and things are pretty quiet in the garden. The fall/winter gardens are doing well, and the rest of the beds have been put to sleep for the winter. Garlic will go in soon, and that will be it til next spring. Enjoy all that goodness.

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    1. Enjoy your down time from the garden...sometimes it's good for us (and the soil) to have a rest :)

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  4. Your garden is just amazing, I love looking a pictures of it :). We too are putting our garden to sleep as we head into the autumn.

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    1. Thank you! Beautiful autumn, I love it so :)

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  5. Your garden looks magnificent! You have planted and nurtured it to be not only productive but visually appealing too. We recently bought some of these beds at Aldi - maybe one day our garden will slightly resemble yours.

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    1. How fantastic! Hope you have loads of success with your new beds. They are such fun to grow in!

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  6. Nice to see a spring garden, we are in headed into winter up here (Canada). Again, to repeat what everyone else is saying - gorgeous garden!

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    1. Thanks! Enjoy your down time- hopefully it won't be too cold :)

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  7. I am honestly blown away by how immaculate and productive and healthy looking your garden is. It's truly amazing. I have an autumn garden and allotment here. I picked squashes today and this evening I discovered that the onions are not storing well. Sigh. Wishing you a good week. CJ xx

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    1. We often have problems storing onions as well (the humidity)... hopefully you can find some way of saving them? Can you chop/freeze them?

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  8. Your garden is fantastic. It's so nice and neat and everything is tended so carefully. I can tell that you really enjoy spending time out there.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, I do love my time out in the garden :)

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  9. I am in mad heaven right now! My mouth is on the floor as this is the most gorgeous space ever just beaming with goodness!!!!! I am pinning these pictures to use as inspiration for my new patch! You have made my day friend! Happy gardening and eating you!!!! Keep us posted on this beautiful garden!!!!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you sweet lady! Fingers crossed my flowers grow :)

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  10. You have worked hard in your garden and it all paid off beautifully:) I get so excited when I see your garden photos... I wonder what it would do me when I'm there in reality:) Oh, I must not covet....but would love to see your flower garden too! Thank you for keeping us all very inspired. Wishing you more lovely spring days to come:)

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    1. I always get excited when I peek at other people's gardens as well! Just love seeing what others are growing :)

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  11. Wow - I am amazed at how productive your spring garden is. Mine is only just starting to get the sun on it, I still have to compost it before I think of planting summer vegetables - usually about the end of October. This will keep me inspired. Enjoy your beautiful produce.

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    1. Yours will be flourishing before you know it. It's amazing what some warm days will do!

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  12. Your gardens look absolutely amazing, I don't think anyone would ever say that you were slacking off!!! I wish that I could wander outside and see your beautiful vegetable garden:)

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    1. Thank you :) I'd spend all day wandering through gardens if I could!

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  13. It all looks spectacular, such abundance!

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    1. There's plenty to eat at this time of year!

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  14. I came to visit via Wendy@my abundant life.

    I am in awe of your veggie garden, it looks fantastic! Where I live I struggle to grow things, and usually have a high water bill to go with it. We collect rain water but it is not enough for what I want to grow and the extreme heat of the summer soon evaporates what I put on the beds. I have some wicking beds and use compost and mulch and put shade over on days over 35C :)

    I am off to have another look at your lovely blog to see what I can learn :)

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    1. Thanks so much for coming and saying hi Tania!
      Water is so important isn't it! Our water is always used carefully as we are completely on self managed tank water here (we live in the country- no access to town water). Fortunately we have a bore and dam water as well, which helps a lot.
      I'm sure you would get much hotter where you are (and have lower rainfall) which would make things trickier. Summertime is the hardest on the garden and when it gets really hot I find myself winding the garden down to just a few beds because of the heat and water required!
      Your wicking beds sound like a great idea- I use shade cloths as well in summertime!

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  15. Your garden is just looking fabulous and so very tidy. You have done such a lot of hard work and it is really paying off. Also your blog is just looking great too. You are a clever little vegemite.

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    1. Thanks Nanna Chel :) I like to pull a few weeds every day- makes it a small chore!

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  16. i'm at a loss to explain why i haven't visited your site recently, especially when confronted with all these green perfect garden beds. i'm actually going to print out these pics and stick them to my office wall for inspiration. wow.
    and i'm not going to read back thru some of your posts. i do apologise and - again, wow!

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  17. Is there anything you are not growing! You have been busy, and your results speak for themselves. Such big cabbages, kale, lettuce, luscious strawberries, your garden is a feast for the eyes :D

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  18. Your vegetable garden is beautiful. Part of our small garden was recently bull dozed before we had time to stop the builder. He levelled it out for us and now maybe I can have ones as lovely as yours. I will watch your progress with interest. Thanks for sharing images of your lovely plot with us.
    debx

    ps are the frames purpose built?

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    1. whoops that should have said hopefully we can have raised beds as lovely as yours.
      dx

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  19. I am sad to see you have not been posting lately! You have been such a great inspiration for me. I started a vegetable garden (very small, just pots) last spring and I am now getting ready for the fall/winter one. Would love to see what are you doing now.!

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    1. Well done on your garden. The first harvest is always super special :)

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  20. Agreed!
    I miss your blogging but totally understand you are out living life
    Xxx

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  21. I would like your spring in here (UK)... :))

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    1. Hopefully it will turn up for you soon!

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