September has been a good month for the garden. The longer, warmer days are here, and the plants have sprung to life. Country Boy has been busy mulching and weeding the garden beds. He got a big load of manure from a neighbour’s shearing shed to dig into the gardens over the coming weeks.
September isn’t a big month for harvesting, though we do try to pick the last of the winter veg and freeze it. There has been kale in our dishes several times a week. The kale pesto Country Boy made a few weeks back was a hit. We have also made coleslaw with some of the cabbage.
We picked all the remaining broccoli before it went to seed and froze it in portions to use over the next 12 months. We also picked and cooked all the beetroot before freezing it in portions – stay tuned for a few beetroot recipes.
There isn’t a lot of planting happening at the moment, though the rocket, radishes, and potatoes are all in the ground now.
Growing at the moment
At this time of year the garden is loaded. The broad beans are growing quickly and we will be harvesting them in a month or two.
We also have peas, garlic, onion, leek, and artichokes all growing well.
Our very first asparagus has just poked it’s head out of the ground. It is going to be a while before we eat any asparagus, but we are still excited.
The tomatoes, capsicums, and eggplants are still in the greenhouse to protect them from any late frosts. The days have been warm, but we have got frosts right into November before, so we need to keep them safe. Country Boy replanted them from seedling trays into individual pots this week.
With daylight savings now started, Country Boy will be spending his evenings out in the garden getting lots more jobs done.
What are you growing at the moment?