Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Food Forest 2012

It's a jungle out there...

Through this gate is the vege garden and rows that I talk about.
This is my work space for at least 50 % of the time
and there is heaps to eat, capsicums, eggplant, tomatoes, silverbeet
also plenty of herbs to add extra flavour.
I had to clear the forest to make way for some tomatoes that have outgrown their pots and have been to enough markets to deserve to retire to a circle.
This was the circle with the most potential to find space for the tomatoes
It only took two mornings and several wheel barrows of weeds

The poor tomatoes got a bit hot and dry after the market on Saturday then I rolled the trolley delivering them to the circle. Hope they thrive in their new spot
Here's some that got a circle early on in the season.

Lebanese eggplant is stunning in the garden with its dark purple leaves and glossy fruit

My sunflowers are towering but they will have to be sacrificed to the cut flower gods as they are shading the few cucumbers I managed to raise and plant without getting eaten off at the
ground by pumpkin beetles Grrrrrrrrrr
They are beautiful though and bring the bees in which is what I need if I want tomatoes.
All of this gardening takes time so it is fortunate that I work part time and not through the school holidays
 so long as I am growing food that we can eat and varieties that will produce viable seed for next season we should be alright.


Gary's third pottery blog said...

OH WOOOOOOOOOW just gorgeous, and I do I LOVE sunflowers :)

Annie said...

Hi Jayne,
You've inspired me to plant out some of my little tomoatoes that are in my nursery. I hate seeing them struggling in their pots. Holidays are diminishing fast, but I'm looking forward to my Wednesdays again this year - all confirmed.
Love Annie

Gardeningbren said...

Just remarkable to see your thriving garden..pure pleasure!!