Nothing tastes sweeter…

…than a strawberry from your own garden! I should know, I ate one the other day! Quite surprisingly, my little garden has been going gangbusters and we are starting to enjoy the fruits (pardon my pun) of my labor! We’ve already had a few cherry tomatoes, used the mint in a few dishes and I saw my first pepper today! I’m still waiting for what I hope will be sunflowers and there are a couple of things in the back garden which I’m not sure what they are– one is possibly a resurrected eggplant. It is starting to flower so we’ll know soon enough! In the meantime, here are more pictures of our little patch of earth!

I will say one thing, I admire people who grow their own food. Despite our progress, our garden would feed us for a day maximum at this stage. I can’t imagine having to rely on it for all of our meals. IMG_9150-0.JPG

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I’m not bragging but….

My garden is actually doing pretty well!  (Touch wood)

It’s going so well, that I’m scared to leave it for a few days to go to Noosa.  Who’s going to water them and keep them alive for 5 whole days!

It’s going so well, that I actually can see tiny baby tomatoes on my tomato plant.

It’s going so well, that I didn’t pull the weeds that are actually little baby flowers.

It’s going so well, that only a few plants have died.

It’s going so well, that I’m bragging (only slightly) about it.

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Can you see the little baby tomatoes? I’m EXCEPTIONALLY proud of them!

Because I’m a proud little plant mama.  I’m managed to keep these little guys alive (more or less- I’m sorry coriander and parsley) for a few weeks now.   I’ve been watering them almost every day and the results are starting to bear fruit….literally!It’s going so well, I actually used homegrown mint when I made roast lamb AND in my minty peas this week. Just as an FYI, last time I tried to grow tomatoes, I wound up with one.   That’s right.  1 little sad cherry tomato that I waited patiently all summer for.  We’re already doing a bit better this time!

So, because I have no children or pets, I’m going to treat you to a few progress photos of the garden…  you can just make out the little shoots for the wildflowers (I hope) that have started growing.  I nearly pulled them thinking they were weeds, until I realised that they were growing in the exact spots where I had sown the seeds for the flowers.  I’m not a gardening expert (yet) but I’m making progress!  I’ll keep you posted!

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Ok, so maybe my hit rate isn’t 100%….
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One is parsley, one is coriander (cilantro)…I’m just not sure which is which…but they definitely are doing better inside than out!
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Rosemary
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Mint… and what originally was parsley and coriander too…. but they died 😦
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Baby flowers…. or weeds???? Only time will tell!
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Fingers crossed they are flowers… it’s too soon to tell!
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1 dead plant out of 4…. not too bad!
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Ok, you can’t see the garden fresh mint in the peas and spinach, but it’s in there…. trust me!

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