What’s growing in your garden? Summer 2011
A question I often get asked and that, to be honest, I ask a lot myself is “What do you have growing in your garden?”
It helps me understand what works for other people and opens me up to growing things that I may not have otherwise thought of. So every few months I will try and update what is currently growing in my garden and what stage of growth it is at. This will just be what is in the veg gardens and not include the fruit trees.
Beans – consistently harvesting
Beetroot – One lonesome one left, need to get more seed!
Broccoli – Summer green and Hong Kong, the HK has all gone to seed as has one lot of summer green, although I am still harvest small heads (think broccolini like). A few new SB are growing
Cabbage – Purple variety, harvesting
Capsicum – fruiting but yet to harvest any
Carrots – Purple dragon growing and numerous varieties sewn but not sprouting as yet
Cauliflower – Purple variety, was planted too late but has small heads which I pick quickly at the moment or it goes straight to seed
Celery – gone to seed
Chillis – fruiting and flowering
Corn – Sweet Max and Anasazi, one lot we have had two very yummy cobs off, unfortunately the crows decimated the rest of the crop 😦 I am formulating a plan to save the second crop.
Cucumber – Lebanese and Crystal Apple, both fruiting
Eggplant – Black Beauty and Turkish Orange both currently growing, no flowers or fruit yet
Garlic – Elephant variety, mostly harvested yesterday
Kale – After being decimated by the first round of white brassica moths it has come back with lovely new growth
Leeks – harvested the first one last week
Lettuce – harvesting, some about to go to seed
Onions – White ones are almost ready to harvest. Also have brown and red seeds in but have not sprouted yet
Pak choi – I had about 5 plants go to seed and now have a heap of small pak choi seedlings which I have just started harvesting
Potatoes – Dutch, Desiree and Ruby Rose, harvesting and growing
Pumpkin – flowering and fruiting
Rhubarb – Three crowns, all prolific!
Rockmelon – flowering
Snowpeas – harvesting consistently
Squash – seedlings just planted
Sweetpotatoes/kumara – growing
Tomatoes – we have cherry, Tropic, Roma and mixed heirloom varieties growing. With the exception of about a month through the coldest part of winter, we are always harvesting cherry toms and the other varieties are just starting to fruit and blush
Turnips – gifted so unsure of variety, harvesting
Watermelon – still growing, currently flowering with a few baby melons
Zucchini (Lebanese) – Some are fruiting, some are still growing as a vine