...Homemade Rainbows...


Thursday, November 20, 2008

What's growing....

With all this rain, stormy nights and steamy days the garden is growing with great speed.
I snapped these photographs a couple of weeks ago and thought I should share them quickly now before it all fruits, morphs, takes over the house or finds itself eaten and thoroughly enjoyed without even a peep for the outside world....or a reminder to myself of what was growing and what it looked like a very short time ago.

You can see the space for eating ice blocks had nearly been taken over (today being truly overgrown and fruiting) by some of our beetroot, cucumber and pak choi which has also almost all been tossed in the wok for Asian inspired dinners now....

The bananas are flourishing and sending up many suckers which is great for transplanting later for future leafy extensions to the food garden...

My Autumn Royal black grape was also shooting out nicely...it's just a baby though, being about a year old I think so we are another year or two off fruit from this vine yet. As of yesterday afternoon it is settling into a new home on the side fence behind my olive tree. It was at risk of being shaded out by our new building addition so the humble Aussie backyard icon, the choko, has been planted in it's old place.

And my sugar baby watermelons are also showing steady growth and have found the trellis up to the shed. I am hoping, in a kind of experiment, that they will grow up there as well as over the garden bed just as my pumpkins did early in the year.....well we need lots of space for lots of sweet summer indulgence don't we?

More updates to come I'm sure...... what's growing at your place?

4 comments:

Sherrin said...

wow, your garden is looking amazing! Seems like you have a lot of space to play with. Are you pretty much entirely eating from the garden now?

Sabrina said...

Your gardens are making me green... green with envy! I can imagine your complete delight in having such goodies to munch. Everything looks so lush and orderly. Enjoy!

karenjane said...

thankyou for giving us a look into your garden, its all loking so healthy and beautiful! i long to have a garden so beautiful. look forward to seing it again as it progresses:)

karenjane said...

ps, i love your orange chooks, i have some 'mystery chicks' and ive got my fingers crossed that one of them turns out orange, wish me luck:)