April has been a busy month in the garden. Our summer harvest has finished, and we’ve had the first frost of the year. Once we get a frost, the harvest stops pretty quickly, and we move into our winter cycle.
April has seen us harvest the last of the tomatoes, zucchinis, capsicum, egg plants, and cucumbers. During the holidays we dug up the potatoes. We didn’t plant as many as we did last year, so our harvest has been smaller too.
The strawberries and figs ripened later this year, but we managed to get a good harvest in before the frost got them.
The basil, parsley, chives, as well as the artichokes continue to thrive, and we are enjoying using them in all kinds of cooking.
After the frost, the pumpkin vines withered and we got out and picked them all up. We picked up a trailer full of them, so we should be set for the next year.
Most of winter planting is already in, but we did plant some celery and silverbeet.
As always our to do list is long. We need to plant out garlic, broad beans, and onions for next summer.
We also need to harvest the rest of the potatoes, and the beans that we have left on the vine to get fat and dry.
Now that the harvest has finished we need to pull out all the dead plants to make some room in the garden. The pigs will enjoy eating all the leftovers on the vines.
Unfortunately weeding and mulching is always on going.
As always, I’m linking up with Lizzie from ‘Strayed From The Table‘ as part of the garden share collective. Head over there to see what some other bloggers are up to in the garden.
What have you been up to in the garden?