Friday, January 29, 2016

Widgets

Sweet Potatoes, Onions, and Beans

The cooler weather recently and welcomed rain the past week, has given me the energy to cleanup the garden. The sweet potato bed was so overgrown, the vines were becoming triffid like, so I got out there and started with it.

Sweet Potato Bed with Onions and Basil

It is hard to know how much is actually under the soil until you clear all the leaves.

They look big.

The onions are golden shallots one plant can yield about 5 - 6 shallots. Only little but handy for pickling or boiling whole. Some I will replant and just forget them for another year.

Shallots

Ta Da.....Sweet Potato Haul

The sweet potatoes, of which there were some whoppers, weighed in at 11 kgs. Not bad for an hours work.

So to the rest of the garden, new lot of Purple king beans are just starting to come on.

Purple King Climbing Beans

In my cleanup was surprised to find a Rock Melon so I put in on a rock to ripen. Can you see it? More are coming on.


Rock Melon/ Canteloupe


The globe artichoke has got very big, and following I have just put in an assortment of garden plant pictures, all plants doing well.


Globe Artichoke


Carrot Bed
Love these daisies.

White cosmos and Marigolds behind the Carrots


Jade beans and Sweet corn growing strongly.

Other side full of carrots, zucchini, lettuce and getting ready for Broccoli seedlings in Potting Shed.

The pink lilly has finally come out much to my sister in laws discuss, she looked at it every day waiting for it, and 4 days later here it is.

Lily for my Sister-in-law

Hope your garden is thriving as well. Till next time.


3 comments:

  1. LOOKING FABULOUS WE ARE TRYING TO GET SOME SWEET POTATOES GOING AT

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  2. Wonderful garden Chris. Those beans are looking amazing. I've greatly enjoyed my visit to your blog and look forward to calling again. Best regards, Wendy (aka Emeline)

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    1. Thank you Wendy, nice that you dropped in. Really makes my day when someone replies, let alone all the ones you did. My first year is nearly up so presenting you with the most comments award lol

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