My Favourite Thing Friday this weekend is our veggie patch.
Our backyard is totally paved. There was a boxed garden around the boundary fence DH has tried various things in it. Plants actually don't last long in our garden because DH likes to move things, plants don't actually like being uprooted and moved but DH hasn't worked that out yet. He also likes to prune.... he seems to like to do it when a plant is in flower ... the whole point in having a particular plant is to have flowers I would have thought.
When we first moved here my husband put up a
So far we have had baby carrots (squid ate carrots without complaint for the first time), broccoli (squid's favourite veg), beetroot (my favourite) and strawberries. We currently have tomatoes which we planted a bit late so we haven't had many so far but the bush is quite full of green ones. We are also trying our luck at capsicums and cucumbers.
The tomatoes have been a bit neglected as DH didn't tie them up until last week and he hasn't pruned them at all, so they look a bit of a dogs breakfast at the moment. I am hoping that now they are supported they will send up more shoots and grow upwards more. I have learned not to interfere with tomato growing (having some Italian blood flowing in his veins makes him an expert... some would say know all.)
Plants in our place have to be fairly hardy, they are often neglected. We have a couple of water tanks which with the rain we have had this year have meant that we have only really had to use mains water recently to water them so the veggie patch is costing very little to keep going and straight from the garden is so much better than what you buy at the shops. Still enjoying my pickled beetroot from Christmas.
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