Gardener:Sarah the Gardener from Yates

Date:13 Dec 2020

Blog Type:Vegetables

I can hardly believe it is all over.  It just seemed like yesterday that we were all freezing cold, turning soil and sowing seed.  And now we can stand amidst flourishing gardens and should rightly feel proud of all we have achieved.   

After a sneaky pre-Christmas get away it is awesome to see so many posts loaded over the weekend.  I am looking forward to going through them all and catching up with you all.  I have really enjoyed once again being a part of this challenge and getting to know you all and your gardens.   But remember this isn’t goodbye as you can still post, and you can still comment and chat with each other.  I’d love to see how you get on this season so keep us updated.  I'll still be here and will continue to do my Monday post.

Besides – we couldn’t just end it all so abruptly, so we have one last Mini Challenge for 2020 open to everyone – so tell your friends and neighbours.  There are 2 fabulous prize packs up for grabs.  For the next 5 days we want to know how you bring Christmas into the garden or how you bring the garden into your indoor Christmas decorations!  Click here > ‘What’s going on’ < to find out more.

The winners will be announced later today after the final deliberations, so check out the main Growing Community Page, the Vegie Growing Challenge tab or check in here with me because I’ll post another blog once we know the outcome. 

My garden is mostly doing ok.  I have decided overwintering peppers, while possible, is not the best idea in my frost free spot.  It didn’t get cold enough to kill pests and diseases and I have had to pull them all out because they ended up with a virus!  Pretty typical stuff for 2020 really!  Fortunately, the garden centre still had plants so I was able to replace them all, not with like for like but with enough variety to make it interesting. 

On the bright side so far so good with the tomatoes, there is no sign of pest or disease there.  Phew.  My 3rd corn variety for the season has germinated and I feel confident that I have separated them all far enough in time to avoid cross pollination and will be looking to sneak in a 4th variety.  If I pull this off this will certainly be my success of the season. 

I don’t know what it is like at your place, but the sun is shinning and there is no wind.  Perfect gardening weather, so I will be trying to squeeze in a good gardening session into my day.

I’ll be in touch again later today so have a fabulous day in your gardens.

Sarah the Gardener  : o)