Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Vegetable Garden

The garden has been flourishing over Summer and providing us with most of our vegetables - we have harvested - broad beans, potatoes, zucchini, lettuce, strawberries, onions, beans (bush and scarlet runners), spring onions, peas, carrots, rhubarb, leeks, spinach and rocket. The herbs we have growing are corriander, rosemary, oregano, russian tarragon, basil, sage, parsley, thyme, chives, borage, comfrey, mint and we are even have horseradish!

Soon we should have delicious tomatoes.

Nearly ripe

The old bath tub full of herbs

Scarlet runner beans - after they have finished we will cut them down and they will hopefully continue to give us beans for 7 years!

All our efforts have paid off - composting is essential in the sandy soil here, but finally we have it all sorted and everything is doing well. We are fortunate we don't have frosts which is certainly an attribute. The garden is fully enclosed to stop possums and birds from entering.

The garden provides us with great joy and it is wonderful to watch nature develop under your hands.

Come on down to the island and we are sure to have something fresh to supplement your meals!!