Well the last few weeks in the garden have been rather scorcha....have not been out in the garden during the day. Rather waiting till the cool evening.
Am very exicted about this years summer garden. lotsa new experiements with growing and the garden is singing with lotsa good insect life.
Main crops going for it at the moment are the phacellia, calendulas, garlic and going to seed silverbeet. THe phacellia is absolutly pumping with bees and hoverflys. A crop i reccomend to anyone that needs more bees and beneficials in the garden. I have planted out lots of herbs and flowers in early spring before all my main summer crops, so they are all starting to go off and making the whole garden look oh so beautiful.
I am attempting to grow both amarynth and quinoa for the first time. Try to branch out on the usualy grains we are used to and experimenting just how well these other less common grains grow in the home garden. They are both really easy to prepare aswell, which means you dont need any heavy duty machinery to get the grain out.
Also attempting to grow my cucurbits vertically to save on space....going to start tying them up today so wach this space....
All in all really looking forward to seeing what the garden brings in summer, going to work on building some lovely seating in there to, perhaps even some hammocks so that we can sit back and enjoy what we have created...and do some serious bug watching too!
Enjoy the start of summer everyone, and dont forget to put your feet up and soak up all that hard work youve done over the past few months xxx