A bit of this and a bit of that...

Gardener:Somerset Sue

Date:09 Oct 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables, Flowers

At this time of the year there is so much going on in the garden. While I'm still not keen to risk planting out our tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums, chillies or beans - there is still a lot going on in our little patch.

We had another full day outside today prepping for more planting in the next few weeks and getting a few things in the ground including pumpkin and corn. Just hope I'm not too keen - although I have a few extra seedlings in reserve, just in case.

I did sit back for ten minutes this evening (with the obligatory glass of wine in hand) and enjoy looking at what is already growing. We have a garden seat perfectly positioned that we can sit and enjoy the last rays of sunshine of an evening and contemplate our weekends achievements.

In the left photo our newly planted crown pumpkins with their weedmat underneath. Two tomato towers left and right destined to host two beefsteak toms still sheltering in our mini greenhouse. In the front corner chives.

Behind the weedmat Pukekohe Longkeeper onions planted around a month ago and beyond the little path our orange and lemon trees which have been prolific this season. The orange I really need to cull this year to make sure we get heaps next year but they are not quite sweet enough to harvest yet. 

Underneath the trees you may spy a little gnome. His name is Norman and, although Im not really a gnome sort of a girl, he belonged to my late Dad and I can't bear to part with him... so here he lives.

In the right hand photo... on the left the last of the peas, still feeding grandchildren straight from the vine. Centre more Pukekohe Long Keepers covered in netting to protect them from the cats, on the right lettuces and chives and in front lettuces, radishes and more chives.

Behind that my narrow herb and flower border with a new espaliered Monty's Surprise apple.

Just a little glimpse of what is going on in our garden right now.

A bit of this and a bit of that...