This post is bought to you by the colour green…
… with a few pops of colour thrown in for good measure.
Sometime soon a great burst of yellow with a gorgeous sunflower, but for now it is pretty in its own right!
The dahlia has created a mountain of foliage, which makes a great backdrop to the cute pink pom pom dahlias.
Lettuce seedlings ready to be planted out to keep the supply going. So far so good with the succession planting for our summer salads.
The Yams are looking lush this season, I’ve never had a great harvest but there is always hope and there is always next season.
I think it might be a good year for crown pumpkins
The beans got off to a slow start but are picking up now. I think we might get a good harvest.
It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, however if I stop focusing on what is making it a struggle and look at the big picture. Or take a closer look at the things that aren’t considered superstars of the summer garden, yet are there every year and faultlessly do their thing. On reflection, I think, just maybe this might not be such a disastrous season as I was thinking it might be. It just got off to a rough start and there is every hope for a successful end. I think I just need to treat the temperamental superstars like the primadonnas they are and not let them overshadow hard working plants who keep their heads down and do their stuff.
The zucchini are doing well, but my Solar Flare yellow zucchini had their top snapped off in the wind, so I popped in new seed beside the broken plant.
The kohlrabi is almost ready to eat. I’ll have to find some new seeds off soon so we all have a regular supply.
In spite of everything (pest and disease potential) the tomatoes will produce something, phew!
The bee is about to help make yet more kamokamo from this abundant plant!
The sweetfcorn is lush and abundant and I have high hopes.
The peas are coming along nicely, although I’m not sure they will be ready for Christmas day. I should have started them off a week or two earlier than I did. Never mind.
So with the impending start of a whole new year, I’m going to say no to the gloom and doom and look forward to better days. Someone just needs to tell the weather – it is hot, but cloudy and muggy, not exactly ideal summer stuff… but it is what it is and I’m not cold wet or miserable!
The rescued basil is doing really well. I think I may need do whip up some pesto very soon. Yummo!
Come again soon – I think it may be time for a video tour.
Sarah the Gardener : o)
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Tags: Coastal gardening, December, Early Summer, Finding Joy, GARDENING, Green crops, Growing Vegetables, kohlrabi, looking on the bright side, New Zealand, pumpkin, Sarah the Gardener, summer, tomato
Nice to see green. Our world is white now!
Glad to bring you some green. Hopefully later I’ll be able to bring a rainbow of colours as the harvest comes in! : o)
Winter, although very mild here, seems to drag on so slowly that I forget how far along the season is. It is amusing that the progress of summer there reminds me what time of year it is here!
The bit I find the hardest is when you northern hemisphere gardeners start counting down tp spring and sowing seeds – I feel like shouting ‘hey – stop it, you are wishing away what is left of my summer!” : o)
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Ha! So it is not just at this end then! It does not really bother me, but only reminds me of how delayed our autumn is. It is sort of like reading about autumn in Canada long before it gets here.
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I was tempted to write off my garden, with so little actually thriving, but then I looked again, and behold! there were pods on the peas! So now I’m feeling a bit more enthusiastic, and researching more vigorous varieties (of things other than peas) for next year.
That is exactly how I have been feeling. It hasn’t been an easy season and you have to look hard for the good bits but when you find them it seems to bring back all the joy! : o)
Looking forward to your next video update! 🙂 All this green is looking great!
I am starting to feel a lot better about the garden, at one point I just wanted to throw my hands in the air in despair. I’m hoping to get a vid up before Christmas, fingers crossed all goes well with my schedule. : o)