For something important as your vegetable garden and especially when you rely on it to feed your family and stock your pantry for the lean times I have been very slack. I seem to juggle so many things in my life and I deliberately try not to make myself too busy so that I end up doing things half hearted. I really enjoy my veggie patch and I am trying to improve it each season, which has been happening and I am doing really well considering I have never been a gardening person. I find other peoples blogs very helpful when they share their experiences and advice on specific topics.
I am sometimes in a hurry which doesn't help matters, I want things done like yesterday but I soon get a grip on myself and come back to reality and sometimes I put too much expectations on myself, I want to achieve so much but everything takes time and you can't do everything yourself even though you think you can. My family sometimes call me Zena, I seem to have developed these bulging biceps from lifting furniture and other heavy items for quiet a few years now so when they need help to lift or move something heavy they call on Zena :)
The other day I planted some Zucchini and lettuce seedlings I bought, I haven't grown these myself as yet but I have started from seed Pumpkin and corn, I also planted three different types of bush beans and a climbing bean on my tepee I built. I planted on another vine snow peas and not far from there I planted parsley but my corriander is looking a bit dismal.
I do have failures in my garden but then sometimes I have great rewards, it is so exciting seeing something you planted has actually survived and is growing. Below is a pot where I planted coriander seeds and I don't think they were successful. Coriander ?
What I haven't planted as yet are my variety of potatoes, garlic, ginger and water chestnuts not to mention tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, chillies, Chinese cabbage and egg plants. There are other things that need to be done like preparing more beds, moving fences, ploughing fields but I guess I will get through those when time permits and there is always next season.
These are my mushrooms I am growing in a box in my pantry they are coming along nicely and taste so good.
These are my herbs, I'm growing chives, lemon balm, peppermint, oregano,mint and thyme and I usually grow basil. I'm hoping to expand my herbs by adding dill, anise, borage, chamomile and tarragon which will be bursting with flavors.
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