We finally had some sunshine down here in southern Tasmania, so we spent the day outside preparing the ground ready to put our spring vegetables in the garden.
Last year was our first real go at growing veggies. Here's what we planted:
- Tomatoes : enough grown for daily salads, but not enough to make bulk pasta sauce and soup like I had planned.
- Cucumber : we were overflowing with cucumbers, but it turned out we didn't really like the variety (apple cucumber) that we planted.
- Capsicum : something ate every single capsicum that we grew.
- Lettuce : ample for salads, but would like to add some different varieties this year.
- Silverbeet : ample for smoothies and soups - still growing and using at the moment.
- Spring onions: so good! I want to plant double the amount this year.
- Snow peas: yielded enough for Bella, but they were mostly eaten in the backyard before making it into our salads. I need to plant a lot more this year!
- Pumpkins : we only ended up with one pumpkin - moving their position this year and hoping for more.
- Rhubarb : still going strong
- Zucchini : perfect amount of zucchini planted!
This year we're going to plant all of the above (minus the capsicum) but add carrots into the mix and a few other things that we haven't decided on yet. I do know that I need to buy a rosemary bush and plant!
Our greenhouse is ready and waiting for the tomatoes to go in. We've been adding lime and charcoal from our wood fired oven all winter, so we're hoping this has helped keep the soil tip top. I'm going to start planting in there this week, hooray.
And after a full day outside, this basket of crochet goodness is waiting for me tonight, after I have a little soak in the bath!