But now that the weather has jumped from maximums in single digits to ones in the mid twenties in the space of two weeks I feel like I am starting too late! Ah, gardening in a new environment!
Here is what I am currently raising.
Last year my tomatoes were a complete failure, mostly becasue it was scorchingly hot and also because we only arrived at Highfield in mid-November. This year I am hoping I will have much better fortune especially seeing as I have so many wonderful varieties with different shapes and colours. All these seeds came from Yvonne - thank you so much, I hope to do them justice.
- Juane Flamme
- Red Pear
- Yellow pear
- Verna orange
- Green grape
- Oxheart yellow
- Speckled Roman
- Purple Cherokee
I have gone completely overboard here with the encouragement and seeds from Nina and Bek. It's just that these plants seem to be able to survive the hottest of summers, and I do like a chilli or too and I have a secret desire to hold a chilli-based food festival... one day...
- Chilli - Long Cayenne
- Chilli - Padron
- Chilli - Jalapeno - thanks Nina
- Capsicum - Orange Glory - thanks Bek
- Capsicum - Hungarian Wax - thanks Bek
- Capsicum - 7 colour mix
- Pepper - Merlin - thanks Bek
- Pepper - Chocolate - thanks Bek
- Pepper - Absa - thanks Bek
- Listada di Ganda - thanks Yvonne
- Prosperosa - thanks Bek
- Rosa Bianca
- Lettuce - Salad bowl
- Lettuce - Freckels Bunte
- Pak choi
- Fennel Florence
Beans and Peas
- Bean - Kentucky Wonder - thanks Nina
- Bean - Sex without strings
- Peas - Snow peas
- Peas - Pigeon peas
- Spring onions
- Pumpkin - seeds from Pat Murray's pumpkins (Pat is King of vegetable growing at the annual Adelong Agricultural Show)
- Melon - Minnesota Midget
- Beetroot - Crimson Globe
- Radish - Round Red
I have shared with you previously my obsession to enter the Gundagai Agricultural Show in the category, Three zucchinis under 18cms. I am hoping that I can grow three great specimens of different colours just to wow the judges. So I have planted the following varieties so far - I have a few other varieties held back for planting later in the season as insurance.
- Costata - thanks Bek
- Gold Rush - thanks Bek
Don't you think a trio of green, yellow and speckled zucchinis would be a show stopper? If I am successful, perhaps I can share my winnings with Bek... but I am getting ahead of myself!
I have put these seeds in but when they are up they will join my other more perennial herbs.
- Thai basil - thanks Yvonne
- Dill - thanks Nina
- Marigold - French Bonita
- Marigold - Petite Yellow - thanks Nina
- Larkspur - thanks Diana
- Nasturtiums - Red - thanks Nina - the leaves are stunning, I am sure the flowers will be too
- Sunflowers - Prado Red and Evening Sun, my usuals
- my beautiful purple Holbrook poppies
What are you putting in?
Soon I will post on all the fruit trees I have put in over winter.