The garden has exploded over the last month. We’ve had just enough rain (though we would love some more), and lovely sunny, warm days for perfect growing weather. So here is a run down of what’s been happening in the garden in September.
We picked our first ever artichokes and ate them with butter and lemon juice. At first I wasn’t convinced they were worth the hassle, but we soon discovered how to eat them, and boy are they tasty. Looking forward to many more of them!
The leeks are just ready to pick. I’m thinking Leek and Potato soup, but I’m on the hunt for some other ideas. Help me out?
Last year we didn’t have enough broad beans, so Country Boy has planted a heap more in stages. The early ones are already ripe for picking. The kids are picking them and eating them raw straight off the plant.
We continue to have heaps of kale, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, silver beet, and beetroot.
The rhubarb has been prolific, and was in need of thinning out. I’ve made some rhubarb chutney as well as some jam, and stewed a heap just to eat, because it is sooo yummy.
Country Boy has transplanted the tomato seedlings into individual pots, and they are now in our small poly tunnel waiting until we are sure that the last of the frosts have gone.
He has also planted more silver beet, which is just starting to poke the first leaves out, as well as parsley, rocket and beans. There are some strawberries to plant also, once a spot has been cleared for them in the garden.
There is always lots of weeding and mulching to do. We got this big pile of old hay from a friend, and it is slowly being spread over the gardens.
The broad beans and peas also need training so we need to build trellises for them to grow up.
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