Thursday, September 30, 2010

spring urban garden

As many long-time readers know, the urban garden has been a big learning process for me. After upheaving all of my potted plants to the front garden I realized there wasn't nearly enough sun there for anything to survive, so we're back to potted plants in the backyard. In the middle of the summer some of these might get a little too hot, but we'll see how they go.

in the urban garden at the moment-
onions that will be used as spring onions- I planted way too many seeds in one bucket
baby tomato

recently harvested-

What's in your garden this Spring?



Amanda said...

Good luck with those sweet plants. I am afraid to attempt any type of gardening for the exact problem you have. Here in the desert it's nothing but sun and hot as heck of course. I am wondering if I could get something to grow now that the season is turning to cool. I might just have to pick up some pots soon.

Christina said...

Basil, mint and rosemary have just gone into pots here. When we get settled somewhere I have big plans, but for now it's all about pot plants here too.


dixiebelle said...
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dixiebelle said...

Right now, we have collard greens, leeks, spinach, beetroot, swede, salsify, green garlic, and broad beans galore. Potatoes, oca, yacon, ginger, pea, zuchini, luffa, strawberries, cucumber and comfrey have just gone in. The fruit trees have had alot of blossom on them, and we are putting in a peach and another apple tree too. Plus getting ready to plant out our seedings in a few weeks time, about 7 kinds of tomato, capsicum, chilli, eggplant, zuchini, chinese celery, cucumber, 5 kinds of bean, pumpkin, squash and watermelon plus quite a selection of herbs, culinary and medicinal!!

Can you tell I love growing my own and I am very excited!!

Leanne daharja said...

Your photos are lovely :-)

I'm just loving Spring - being in a new farm, I'm learning where all the secret bulbs are hidden that I didn't know about, and we're planting masses of trees and flowers, as well as setting up garden beds for fruits and veggies.

Most of all, I can't wait for the strawberries to come ready - we've over 100 plants in now, and they're growing fast.

I think I'll just send the kids outside to pick their own dessert come summer!

Nadiah said...

Stalks of parsley that have had the leaves nibbled away by possums and 3 zucchini that have stayed 10 cm high since June. :-) I am... still learning... about how to grow a garden.

Miss E said...

I'm trying to get a garden going at the moment. I would love to hear any tips you have to share! My green thumb is quite new!

dillpickle said...

We planted out our summer garden a couple of weeks ago: cucumber, zucchini, rainbow carrots, corn, purple beans and we already have spinach (loads of it), parsley (going crazy at the moment), sage, thyme, and hopefully the mint will reappear before too long!

Rebecca said...

I'm very new to this Blog but I love what you are doing. Just thought I would let you know you can transplant onions that are too close together when they are about spring onions size (the stalks) you can just dig them up and replant them so they have enough room to develop. the stalks may fall over (and I thought mine were dead) but the onions will survive and still be useful. Hope that helps

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