A time of abundance

This has got to be the best growing season for veggies in Brisbane. The community garden at the farm is looking fantastic and it’s a treat going over to my allotment. We are in winter now so we are not so plagued with pests which is good. The mornings are a bit nippy but we are having lovely dry sunny days.

I have been harvesting heaps of veggies over the past few weeks, in fact some have already ‘done their dash’ and today I’ve cleared the ground to plant new seedlings of silver beet and seeds of peas and beans.

But there is still plenty more to cut at in the allotment. I took these photographs this morning. It was in a funny light, shade and sunshine. But I snapped away anyway.

Brassica

Broccoli

Parsley

A row of parsley

Silverbeet

Silverbeet

Alyssum

Alyssum

Sweet basil

Sweet basil

Spinach

English spinach

Kale

Curly kale

Tatsoi

Tatsoi

Lettuce

Tatsoi and Lettuce

Brassica

Broccoli

Lettuce

Lettuce – garlic at the top of the photo

Beans

Garlic and lettuce

Beans

Bush beans

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Row of lettuce

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My sweet potato bed with a patch of swede at the back

Hardly any weeding needed. Just watering and then filling my bucket with lovely fresh vegetables. Today I harvested beans, sweet potato, English spinach, kale, silver beet, beetroot and herbs parsley and basil.

Happy gardening.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 21:54:59

    Your garden looks great! Mine is just getting started, but soon our gardens will look the same, just on opposite sides of the planet.

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  2. Live and Learn-Toss and Turn
    Jun 19, 2013 @ 23:42:49

    Looks like you’re well supplied with leafy greens. What does tatsoi taste like?

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  3. narf77
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 03:37:40

    The possums and the duck put paid to my sweet potato :(. I guess I am going to have to build another little all enclosed garden just for sweet potatoes and pumpkins! :). Your winter veg look fantastic Jean 🙂

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jun 20, 2013 @ 08:34:18

      Dear Fran. Sorry to hear about the possum and duck rampage in your sweet potato plot.
      There is no doubt in my mind you have a ‘critter challenge’ at Serendipity, but you constantly rise above it. Onwards and upwards!

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      • narf77
        Jun 20, 2013 @ 12:59:39

        You are going to have to forgive me my incredible gloating when we do get our garden completed and planted out and I spend a balmy summers evening (swatting mosquitoes) sitting in a deck chair with a nice cool drink and watching the possums bouncing off the top of the enclosure and the sad little beaks of the chooks and ducks trying to extract the delicious green goodness that I have carefully tended. The insects are sorted, I am going to use your trick of confusing them and am going to plant flowers all over the place along with companion planting and herbs. Good luck anything trying to scoff my veggies this year aside from Steve and I! 😉

  4. cathyandchucky
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 10:24:57

    Wonderful garden photos Jean. Very inspiring.

    Reply

  5. cityhippyfarmgirl
    Jun 20, 2013 @ 13:15:37

    Jean that is happy gardening! Everything looks so healthy, and green. Hope the season continues to be a good one for you.

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  6. Imported Kiwi
    Jun 21, 2013 @ 11:08:36

    With the wet weather and cold snaps we’ve been having down south, it’s crazy to see you are growing things I can only grow in summer. My last harvest of sweet basil seems a long time ago… Lately my harvests have mostly come from my cupboard – that’s where I grow my sprouts…

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  7. Melanie
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 08:08:12

    I can hear the crunch of that lovely lettuce from here ! lol
    Your garden looks so wonderful, you have put my little patch to shame I’m afraid ! One day when life quietens down I have a dream to dig up our garden and plant vegetables everywhere. In the mean time I will enjoy watching my children kick their balls around and play in that same space. All good things come in time.
    Enjoy your open space because it looks so peaceful and relaxing.
    Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comment about my floral arrangement xo

    Reply

  8. notjustgreenfingers
    Jun 23, 2013 @ 05:53:37

    I love the way you grow so much in your plot. It all looks great Jean, you must be very proud of yourself!

    Reply

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