The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Monday, 14 December 2015

Vege garden mid December

Normally at this time of year the summer vege garden would be fully planted out, not this summer.
So far all I have is tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, beans, corn, watermelon, and it's only a few of each plant, not lots like I normally have.

First up is the Mortgage Lifter tomato.
At this point there aren't any little tomatoes forming, but plenty of flowers.

Mortgage Lifter flowers which I saw Blue Banded Bees buzzing around earlier.

A few tiny little baby watermelon are forming.
this variety are Sugar Baby.

So far I only have bush beans planted, hoping to get some tall growing 
bean seeds in soon. A few tender beans have already been eaten and enjoyed.

Normally I have a big area of corn planted out, but it is just a small block
at this stage. Will plant some more seeds soon so as to hopefully
have a continuous crop.

There may not be much corn growing, but it is healthy looking!

A new variety of cucumber that I can't remember the name of.
When I remember I will add it in here.

Pomegranates are growing.
There are about half a dozen on the small shrub.

I have no idea what happened to the grapevine this year,
but there is only one little lonely bunch of grapes growing.
I think the vine needs a good feed and I also didn't get it pruned during winter.

Only one zucchini plant this year!!
No zucchinis as yet, but hopefully not too much longer.

So sad the blueberries have just about finished.
I have enjoyed picking a few and eating each day.
I am thinking about buying a different variety that will fruit after
these ones have finished, to prolong the harvest.

There is a gorgeous perfume that gently wafts over you while in the vege garden
from the jasmine that is planted on the fence as you enter the vege garden.
Such a gorgeous summer scent.

These recently arrived in the mail. I really don't know if they will work, but
definitely interested to find out. I hate snakes and they take away the enjoyment
of being outside in the garden during the summer months. This year seems to be
a particularly bad year for them and as we had a small one inside the house back
in March, I'm willing to give these a go and hope they do keep them right away
from the house. Will need to buy more if they do work. Has anyone had any luck
with using them?


  1. Your garden is looking very good. My son used to live on acreage and his in-laws bought him some snake chasers, he went out into his back round one day to find a snake very happily coiled around one of them.

    1. Thanks Jan :) Yikes! That doesn't sound very promising at all, I was really hoping they were going to do the job well, but sounds like I may have wasted my money.


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