An Autumn catch up

My last post was about a gardening short holiday at the end of March and you may of been thinking “Is she ever going to return?”  My apologies for my delay in getting back to you.

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I have to catch you up on the last 2 months of autumn as it has been a busy time in my garden.

I had some summer beds to clean out and weed of Kikuyu (sigh), compost and manure to spread for my winter veg, seedlings to transplant and netting to buy to stop the cabbage moth.  

Harvesting at the moment

  • Lots of greens, spinach, silver-beet, kale.
  • I have a bed which has self seeded with red lollo lettuce as well as the few I planted myself, lol…
  • Eggplants, like a few fellow South Australian bloggers we are getting a late harvest.
  • The very last capsicums and fresh chillies, I have stacks in the freezer.
  • Rhubarb
  • Broccoli, harvesting the first heads now, it’s so exciting!!
  • Beetroot
  • Lots of herbs and finally a good supply of coriander
  • Oranges from my friend and neighbor’s tree

Planting

  • I am getting my strawberry bed ready for runners a little later in the month.
  • I would like to plant some more peas and some garlic, I haven’t planted any for a couple of years due to it not storing well, but have been inspired by catching up my blog reading and seeing how many others are planting,  I might give it a try again. Krystie’s photo’s of her shooting garlic over at A fresh legacy has done it for me.
  • I haven’t grown any onions before and thinking of planting some red ones.
  • Lastly some bergamot seeds for flowers later in the year.

Jobs to do

  • I know the cooler weather is set in when I see those dreaded sour sob leaves, I have a whole bed to pull up so that is one of my usual autumn/winter  jobs.
  • I have been making a lot of compost and want to keep it activated so will be diligent in aerating it this month.
sour sobs

sour sobs

Hope your gardens are growing well and you are getting lots of pleasure being out in them.

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8 thoughts on “An Autumn catch up

  1. What a great blog and I loved the all-encompassing nature of your autumn round-up. I think I’ll print it out and pin it in my allotment shed. And you can never have too much home-made compost can you, it really is the key to successful gardening.

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