Vegetable growing in suburbia
“It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.”
I thought I would give you an garden update now that spring is in full swing. Dear hubby and I have starting our preparations for the summer vegetable growing and one project is well underway - another raised garden bed (see below). It is now in position and ready for soil. This one is 1.2 metres x 1.2 metres, plenty of room for tomatoes, zucchini and cucumber. In the late winter (after the frosts) I plan to grow potatoes - something I haven't done before but it looks easy!!
I don't have a garden big enough to have a large vegetable patch but I do have smaller spaces that can be used for vegetables. I find I do best with these raised beds and its amazing where I can find places to put them. I am sure next year I will have found a space for another one! Our veg garden is not huge, but plenty big enough for two people.
|The newest addition to my vegetable garden beds - but as you can see, it needs soil!!|
|Spinach and kale. I had trouble getting kale this year, perhaps more success next year. The baby spinach is doing very well and I use it in many of my dishes.|
|The lettuce has struggled a bit with the rain we have had, but it appears to have recovered. The mint in the corner is doing very well. Hope it grows well as I will turn it into mint jelly.|
|My snow peas are doing very well and I have just noticed some flowers appearing. This is one vegetable I have no problems growing its also the one vegetable that struggles to get inside the house as I eat the peas as I garden!!|
|My garden is currently full of colour as all the daisies flower. It is such a lovely sight.|
|My daisies - these require very little care and they cope with frosts and heat waves beautifully.|
|My little hide-away is more like a forest these days - will be perfect in summer!|
How is your garden growing?