This morning we went to the growers market as we do every Saturday morning. What was really nice this morning was that I soon realised that I was mainly only purchasing summer fruit e.g. plums, peaches and a few vegetables - broccoli, kumara. The rest is now coming from our garden. Because there's only my little boy and we pick small amounts, but often otherwise it goes to waste. Here's what we collected this morning - spinach, bright lights silverbeet, celery, radishes, cucumber, basil, spaghetti squash, cocozelle zucchini, strawberries, peas and the first few blueberries. We're slowly starting to get more of a variety for our little harvests. Yes, I did stop Luke from eating the strawberries and blueberries so I could take at least one photo haha.
If you've never done Elf on the Shelf with your kids, here's my advice to you - DON'T START!!! They will remember and you will get sucked into doing it the following year haha. Last night the little elf left Luke some candycane seeds so the photo on the right is him busy planting and watering his seeds (tic tacs). I'd taken other photos of the three sisters garden (buttercup, sweetcorn, and beans/peas), but felt this gave a better indication of just how much the sweetcorn has grown in 10 days. If you scroll back through my posts you'll see how small the corn was less than two weeks ago. It's going almost as crazy as the beans climbing up into the plum tree now. Hopefully we soon have some candycanes growing in the garden ;)
A short and sweet post today as I'm off to my Christmas work do for a couple of well deserved drinks in the sunshine. Happy gardening everyone!! :)