|Beautiful new growth of my fig tree|
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Spring has well and truly sprung
Bees are just going crazy for the Lavender and other flowers in the garden. I love to have a lot of companion flowers in the garden, not only because they look really pretty but the bees love them, and they will help to pollinate some of my summer veg.
Nasturtiums do tend to take over a little, so if you don't want this, than keep an eye on them, however, they are a lovely contribution to the veggie garden, they sprawl all over the place, they have a pretty flower, they are edible and super easy to grow from seed.
I use these old birdcages to stop possums from eating my crop. I have parsley, silverbeet and other salad greens growing here. I still cannot get over how crazy they have gone now that the weather has warmed up.Give them some liquid fertiliser and they are as happy as leafy greens could be!
Last year, my garlic went so well, so I decided to plant triple the amount. I cannot wait to see how this year's organic garlic goes. To me, home grown garlic is one of the most excited and satisfying crops to grow in the home garden.