Thursday, 14 May 2015

in the garden


Joining in with Soulemama. A little weekly update on how my garden is progressing.

The peas are starting to do well out there. I've got so many different varieties this year. Some of the plants took a battering in the flood rain though, and didn't make it through.

I'll hopefully get around to doing a little replanting this weekend and finally pull out the last of the summer basil and beans to make way for more cabbages and broccoli. Some of the lettuces are finishing up and also need replanting.

I love this time of year for greens. The cool weather is finally kicking in, which means cos lettuces finally start to grow nicely and the spinaches and kales really start to come into their own.

Most of the strawberries survived the replant (only a couple didn't), which will hopefully mean lots of tasty berries in a few months time. I know I have a few little garden helpers who are counting down the minutes until we can start harvesting those. Gardens are always a good lesson in patience and acceptance don't you think?

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  1. I want to bring my 2 kids and live with you guys for a week and eat breakfast lunch and dinner from your garden...oh so jealous...... ps..just read the reply to my comment about the breads..what's your "basic bread recipe" that you use. I don't have a nice basic bread recipe but happily make the foccacia all the time. Kathy

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    1. How is your garden going this year? I love gardening when the weather cools down! Also, I'll try and post the bread recipe at some point :)

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    2. Haven't got much in the garden at the moment just planted some tomato plants but not much else I'm afraid.

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  2. Gosh, so lush and stunning. I have another month or two before my garden looks like that. Enjoy!

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    1. Your garden is looking lovely Kim! It's always fun to stickybeak in other people's gardens isn't it!!

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  3. Your garden is just lovely. I think about it a lot - actually - when I am working on mine (which doesn't come close). I'm having a lot of trouble this spring, though - we made a new raised bed which we lovingly filled with homemade compost and good top soil but the seeds we planted in it are growing SO slowly. The spinach and beets in my other trough are doing great and I can't figure out what the problem is!

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    1. You're very sweet Masha. Does that garden get enough sunshine? It may be the plants just need some fertiliser. I really like putting a handful of blood and bone around the plants and watering it in. It does wonders. Although you have to be a bit careful with in and small plants (it can burn them). Or perhaps they're just slow growing plants? Don't give up, I'm sure you can work it out :)

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  4. Yes I do think gardening is about patience! Your gorgeous garden is such a peaceful and wonderful space my friend! It looks like you have so much yummy goodness in there ready to eat! And I know I have said this before but your raised beds are just awesome! Wishing you all good things this weekend! Nicole xo

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    1. Learning to wait for things is such a great thing to learn I think. The "getting" is always sweeter for it. :)
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  5. I love to see pictures of your garden it always looks amazing! I am not sure mine will be up to much this year I think we are in for a cold summer, we are in the middle of Spring here and still in winter boots, coats, hats and tights! We have had two frosts this week too :(.

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    1. Frosts still? Oh no :( Some years are just tough in the garden aren't they. For us, sometimes it's just too hot or too wet or dry. The weather can be a challenging thing!

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  6. It looks gorgeous. You're a really talented gardener. I loved seeing your breads too. I tried to comment on that post and my comment didn't go through for some reason, but your bread looks wonderful to me!

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    1. Oh thank you Jennifer. Not sure what happened with your comment- I'll have a look into it :)

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  7. It's looking beautifully healthy out there. I love those dark pea flowers. I've got some seeds, you've inspired me to give them a go. CJ xx

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    1. Thanks Cj. It's a yakumo pea, which is a new one I am trying. It's flower is really pretty. I hope it's pea will be tasty :)

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  8. Love all that's happening in your garden. I'm addicted to our greens - I put spinach, kale, beetroot leaves, rocket, and cos into boiling water for a minut'e, drain well and add a good smidge of coconut oil, salt, pepper and a tweek of chilli flakes - heaven!!! Sprinkled with walnuts its even better!!! Jan x

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    1. Sounds very tasty Jan. I love my greens as well :)

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  9. I wish I could be there and taste your crops:) You are very good in gardening!

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  10. Oh how I wish I had a plot like yours ... such abundance! And those pretty pea flowers look good enough to pop into a vase ... what a gorgeous colour. Happy eating!

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