The weather is certainly heating up, and the garden has got stuff happening all over the place!
I love how snow peas practically spring up overnight. One day just leaves, the next day enough for lunch.
And two heads of broccoli ready within just days of each other. This we had lightly steamed with some garlic… dear lord it was good. And way more fun because we grew it. Still can’t believe I did! I know, novice much?
Anyway, I’m told the leaves and stems are delicious with butter and garlic.
and to leave everything as is once you’ve harvested the head to get little broccolini offshoots for a bit longer. Gardens are seriously awesome.
Once Bobbin jumps this fence, I’ve no idea where he goes. But he’s pretty cute.
Kale is amazingly easy to grow. If I don’t pick this for a stir fry or colcannon soon, I will make kale chips. They will be delicious.
DELICIOUS, I TELL YOU.
The rocket has been going mental, and I’m worried it will get out of hand. I foresee rocket pesto in my very near future. Considering my basil went weird (am I the only person to kill basil?), this will be a great alternative.
And spinach, my old friend. We’ve been having liberal handfuls of this stuff with our weekend breakfasts, sauteed with mushrooms and tomatoes. Every week there’s more for us, just like the Magic Pudding. Only with less attitude and sailor sea shanties.
Not sure what the beans are doing, as I’ve never grown them. So i’ll just let them chill.
In front of them is some spinach I grew from seed that went all sad and non-growing and I replanted them to see if they’d come to life again. They did, so I’ll be happy to see what happens there!
This no-dig garden desperately needs weeding but at 39 weeks pregnant, that’s almost like asking someone to get seven elephants into a mini. or something.
And our little strawberry experiment appears to be doing what strawberry plants do. Well there you go.
I also bought several more tomato plants because I need and love and want them. Also some cucumber and various other herbs I’m going to plant in this weird little border-type thingy around our patio that is currently covered in ugly little were-once-white stones. My attempt at edible landscaping, haha!
The baby capsicum also seems to be getting on well, the zucchini are nearly ready and the eggplant is still yet to do anything except give us spikes and purple flowers.
I also pulled out the dill because it grew taller than me and I’m not sure I like dill anyway. I put it in some scones with cheese and paprika. THAT was a success!
So, Mary Quite Contrary, how does YOUR garden grow this spring?