Spring Garden

Seems the weather hasn’t quite decided if it is Spring yet.  We have had a few splashes of sun here and there with loads of rain and horrible gale winds.  It hasn’t dampened my excitement with getting going in the garden, although some of the seed I have planted may have blown or been washed into the neighbours garden – might have to fetch my veggies there once they grow. 🙂

You may remember the gent I bought our garden bench from a while ago.  I couldn’t help myself and bought this sweet bridge from him a couple of weeks back.  It only cost R200 (± USD $14.48).

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The veggie patch is doing well and our cauliflowers are coming along really nicely.

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The spinach has also grown in leaps and bounds.  I shall have to enjoy it soon before the garden critters finish it.

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The mini cabbages are also doing well after being thinned out.

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I planted pumpkin seed which shot up out of the ground a couple of days after planting – they will be thinned out soon too.

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Pumpkins for Africa!

Also new to the garden is zucchini – I am thrilled at how healthy they are looking.

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Not wanting to worry about stakes and the like, I planted bush beans.

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Naturally no garden would be complete without dill and coriander so they were planted too.

IMG_8139I have added a few more things: butternut, sweetcorn, lettuce, rhubarb, carrots, capsicums, parsley, thyme and lavender.  I am sure I have forgotten something in this list.

Our loquats are all ripening but seems the birds are beating us to them all.IMG_7651And passers by are all picking our lemons off the tree before we can.  IMG_8064

At least our peaches are hidden away and hopefully will be worm free again this year.

IMG_7620Now I patiently await our figs.

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