I've been trying to get my kitchen garden up and running again this Summer, I was a bit late planting things, due to an enormous clean up that had to happen first, but we had a cool Spring so things were slow to get going anyway.
I'm happy to say that the things that I did manage to plant have grown really well!
My boys wanted me to grow iceberg lettuce as it's their favourite variety. I haven't had much success with this type of hearting lettuce before, but this year they have grown beautifully, and I have nice tight, heavy hearts of lettuce, the snails have done a bit of damage to the outer leaves but mostly they are fine. :)
.......We have also had lots of snowpeas, which are my favourite vegie, I can eat them all day! .........
........ the tomatoes are starting to get bigger, they are still very green, I think they are a bit behind because we haven't had a lot of warm weather yet, but they are starting to fill out now and there are plenty of flowers......
.......the Lebanese cucumbers are starting to come on too, usually I plant these and they shrivel up and die, but not this year! Yay! ..............
...........along with the snowpeas I threw in a pack of sugar pea seeds, they are ready to eat now too, so sweet and crisp, much better than the shop ones. :)
I have also got a few pumpkin vines on the go, some capsicums, spring onions, strawberries and blueberries. I am a bit late with my climbing beans, but I think I'll still put some in and just have an Autumn crop. The only flowers I've managed to plant are my dahlias, I'm hoping for a good show from them in Autumn, I have only just got them in the ground, but they are sending up nice healthy shoots! :)
So that's the kitchen garden in a nut shell at the moment, I think I'll do a monthly check in and see what is growing and happening in the garden through the season.
Do you grow some of your own food? or lots of it? Is gardening a hobby for you too?
Have a great day!