It's Spring! And this time, I'm determined to get some veggies going. I had pretty dismal results last year when I tried to plant seeds in the veggie bed, some didn't germinate and others just didn't thrive. I decided to bypass the seeds and get seedlings. I'm growing the lettuce in pots in the hope that they won't get eaten by bugs and slugs, but I think I may have to move them as they're looking a bit crowded.
|Lettuce and spinach|
|Brocolli, brussel sprouts, leeks, silverbeet|
|And a tomato plant on the side|
|The tomatoes seem to be coming out|
Last year, I planted some zucchini. There were large healthy looking leaves, bright yellow flowers and then nothing. Not a single edible zucchini in sight. A friend of ours suggested it could be the lack of bees to help with the pollination, so we planted some lavender, hoping to attract some.
This is our fig tree. I was pretty excited when I discovered there was a fruit bearing tree (that wasn't in the citrus family) and was quite protective about not letting the figs get eaten by birds. You can imagine how completely devastated I was when I realised the figs were tasteless. Absolutely not worth the effort I put into protecting the fruit. The birds can have them this year if they were anything like they were last year.
Blogtoberfest - Day 4