The geraniums by my daughter's room are still flowering well.
The second bed is full of carrots, plus the rosemary bush. The rosemary gives us regular harvest which we use to make a herbal hair rinse. This is my first ever successful crop of carrots - and they're looking great!
The raspberry and boysenberry canes in the last bed have developed some late fruit. I hope to move them to another spot in the garden over winter.
1) The peas have finished in the back half of this bed and been removed. There is still a chive plant doing well. The front half contains yellow dwarf beans and freckle lettuce which went to seed. It's a heritage lettuce variety, so I'm going to save the seed.
2) This bed has young carrots in the front half, and heritage corn plus more peas in the back. When I cleared out the peas, I found some had self-sown their seeds everywhere, which were starting to sprout, so I moved them to one side of bed (3).
3) The silverbeet in this bed is doing well. I've moved the beetroot that sprouted in this bed from seed sown, and topped the bed up with some of my manure/sawdust material. I tied a left over piece of reinforcing mesh along one side, to support the peas that were moved there.
4) The first bed that had brassicas planted out in it. A couple of weeks back the wind ripped the netting that was covering it and I removed it. The white butterflies have finally mostly gone. The buk choy (Chinese cabbage) along one side of this bed has run straight to flowers (seed). We've eaten some before it got too bitter, but I think the chickens may end up enjoying the rest. The brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower are all growing well.
5) and 8) Two more beds recently planted in brassicas now the butterfly season is over. A mix of broccoli, cauliflower (white and purple), cabbage, brussel sprouts and buk choy. I'm experimenting with square foot planting in the brassica beds.
6) A bed full of lovely beetroot, which are growing well. I've found that beet greens are really yummy, so looking forward to both the roots and the leaves!
7) This bed has leaf lettuce in the front half, ringed with spring onions, and leeks in the back half.
I panicked a bit when everything suddenly developed mildew - online research suggested that something must be done, or the fruits would be tasteless and not keep well. Turns out that this isn't the case - common for zucchini and pumpkin to develop mildew towards the end of the season, but doesn't seem to cause too bad a problem. All the pumpkin we harvested have tasted great, and the zucchini have been fine so far too.
Turns out there are a lot of life lessons and spiritual truths you can learn from growing tomatoes! I also realised I've never really grown tomatoes before - a few small plants in pots definitely do not count! Planted in the ground and well nourished, a tomato plant grows much bigger and faster!
Bed 2 (right) is ready to start picking in the next few days.
Specific updates on corn totals and harvest facts in post about corn Here
I planted a wee miniature rose in front of them, which in hindsight probably wasn't the best spot - must move it soon.