With Spring imminent it really is all systems go in the garden here. We’ve had an incredibly mild winter and the plants are already beginning their spring growth.
We are loving Kale at the moment and have more than we can eat. It just tastes better than spinach.
Country Boy has been harvesting our excess broccoli, and blanching and freezing it for us to eat later.
The cabbages are also ready for harvesting. I have made Pulled Pork rolls with apple coleslaw a few times to try and use them up (stay tuned for that recipe!). Country Boy is thinking of making sauerkraut.
We’re also harvesting beetroots, spinach, and huge misshapen carrots. Our herbs are also going well. The rhubarb is over grown and rioting, but we just can’t get through it all. The cauliflower is all gone now, and the brussel sprouts didn’t really get their act together.
We’ve planted about 12 different varieties of tomatoes, as well as aubergines, and capsicums into seedling trays which are currently sitting in our north facing sun room to germinate. Last summer we were completely overloaded with tomatoes, and I imagine it will similar again this year! Once they have sprouted, they will go into the greenhouse until later in the season so that they don’t get killed by a late frost.
The orchard is all planted out, but we have decided not to move the blueberries there till next year when the bird netting is up. We want to eat them, not feed the birds!
Things to do in the garden in September
The garden is a bit over run with weeds at the moment, so weeding is high on the list of things to do this month, followed by mulching with old hay to try and keep the weeds at bay.
Despite the mild winter it is still too early to plant most summer vegetables. One late frost would kill them all!
I’m joining with Strayed From the Table for a monthly link up of garden inspiration!