Veggies

I know that I have not blogged in so long that I probably don’t have any readers anymore so it will not matter if I blog about my boring vegetables.

To me it is very exciting. That I have managed to grow wonderful veggie in rubbish Cape soil is amazing.

The tricks have been
1) chickens: I let them scratch and fertilize the area first – about a year. Then I kicked them out of that area so they can help the rest of the garden.
2) I did not pull up grass, just covered it with cardboard and compost. I did area by area while the chicken were there.
3) where I am in CT along the west coast is frost free so we started seeding in winter still
4) lots of rain this year
5) a great gardener
Granadilla, I give bags away each week. And of course my girls who are walking fertilizer makers. Not to mention the great eggs.

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Beetroot

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Cabbage

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Coriander, I have so much coriander. I even picked and made pesto with a whole lot last week.

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Spinach and lettuce

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Herb tower

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I have 2 huge sunflowers, one is taller than me!

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My cauliflower are starting to make heads

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I harvested the area in the foreground of this picture and have started seeding new plants

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5 Responses to "Veggies"

  1. Lovely veggies. As a veg gardener, I AM very interested in hearing how other people are growing their veges. You were very lucky with the rain. We had a drought ( in the Rustenburg area of North West) yo the extent that we are on water rations. Thankfully, it started to rain over the weekend and hasn’t let up since. My veg garden is going to be very happy.
    This morning I picked spinach, carrots, red cabbage and onions. Some of it to use in the house; lots of carrots for everyone in the house to munch on whenever they want. The rest of the veggies to give away to family and friends.

  2. Louisa says:

    That’s fantastic! Well done!

  3. Oh I am dreaming of a veggie garden

  4. deborah says:

    wow garden looks awesome wish i had green fingers

  5. Rene says:

    That is amazing. It is a lot more difficult to grow a veggie garden that what I thought.

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