08 January 2015

Garden Share Collective

Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to another month of Garden Share collective where gardeners from around the world get to show what’s been happening in their vegetable garden over the past month, hosted by Lizzie from Strayed from the Table.

December was a bit of a mixed bag as far as weather was concerned, thunderstorms, winds so strong they brought down tree branches, 
One of the White Cedar trees across the road from our house lost a branch.

the odd hot day, but for the most part the days were just gorgeous, cool mornings (so cool in fact, that some mornings a cardigan was needed), warm sunny days turning into cool evenings that didn’t require the use of a fan to get a good night’s sleep.

In the garden

Down in the vegetable garden things are still slow to get moving, with some things doing better than others.

Sweet corn, off to a good start .
The Genovese basil  is doing beautifully and I have already made my first batch of basil pesto.

The self sown Kent pumpkins have started to flower.

 Tomatoes of an unknown variety. Well, not really unknown, they are volunteers from last summer's crop that I over-wintered, I'm just not sure what they are yet.
Lebanese cucumber, of the 4 seeds sown 2 of the seedlings are doing well, while the other 2 are struggling to grow, and I have no idea why.


Mostly herbs at the moment, basil, parsley, thyme and oregano.

To do

Weed and water as required, I have a feeling I will be doing a lot of this.
Try to get some coriander, English spinach and lettuce growing, I have had no luck so far.  
 Mulch the last few beds.

Well, that's it for this month, see you same time, same place, next month.


  1. Your garden looks great. Did you get much rain last week? In Adelaide we got about 35ml.

    I have now amended my plum sauce recipe to include the garlic. Thanks for picking that up.

  2. Your garden looks very healthy, especially the corn. Mine looks very bedraggled in comparison. Mulching certainly does make a big difference, wish I had been able to do mine sooner. Look forward to seeing some more of your vegie garden.

  3. everything looks so soft and green and lush! i'm especially envious of your basil. do not have enough yet to make pesto 9and I am getting impatient for it).