In the spring I cut down some shrubby trees, liberated a bunch of rocks from the wasteland over the fence, bought several bags of ZooDoo and built an extention to my pocket sized vege garden. I planted corn, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots and potaotes. After a month things looked like this (28/12/09):
Only five weeks later it looks like THIS! (6/2/09):
Corn, with cobs on!
Corn being arty:
The big little picture (with clothes line):
An indulgent check out my home town pic:
Beautiful scarlett runner beans. This is the original mini-garden - the beans are several years old, they're perennial, plant these once and you're set for life. Gee they're pretty.
Also in my original plot - more potatoes! Like all good Kiwi kids I grew up with potatoes (and silverbeet) in the backyard, but this is my first go and growing potatoes myself on purpose (i.e., not by accident in the compost heap!)
I got impatient and dug one up today:
The rest were peanut sized. Patience is a virtue..... But look what I found lurking under the potato I dug up:
The only real flop has been the zucchini. A wet, foggy summer does not make healthy zucchini. The cool wet spring and summer has done wonders for everything else though, this plot is a real heat trap, and the weather has finally turned hot, so hopefully things will continue to ripen and thrive. I haven't bought a lettuce or a bean or a tomato all year!