Thursday 7 August 2014
Whats Growing On The Homestead
As our move took place in the middle of the growing season we have only managed to grow in containers this year, its been a good learning curve and we haven't done to bad, its better to have some rather than none.
This is what we have harvested so far
I picked the Plums yesterday
Thought I better get them harvested before the weather turns at the week end and they all get blown off.
We have a few apples and pears on the trees
Almonds are coming on well
I have picked a few Lemons and couple of Figs there as still a few left to come on
you can just see a few lemons in the background.
Veg wise we have had a few of the containers of potatoes, carrots and onions
I have been picking tomatoes and the cucumbers are coming along
Chillies and Peppers are doing well
Salad leaves have been doing OK and I sowed another batch last week
They are just starting to come on
Before we moved I managed one picking of the peas that were in the ground so last week I sowed the last few mange tout seeds I had left
I have 2 containers of them and hopeful to get a small crop
I have also sowed some radish and Swiss chard in containers
Courgettes had done OK and we have some squash coming along
These are vegetable spaghetti squash I think there is 5 coming along. They are a good subsitute for pasta,
We also have some sweetcorn
and sweet potatoes
We haven't had massive amounts of anything but lots of small amounts, I am really looking forward to next years growing season.