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Introducing My Kitchen Garden

Mar 26, 2010

I am in a part of Australia that ranges from extreme dry heat in the summer months to cold winters with snow some years and harsh frosts. Fortunately we can continue to grow throughout the winter months and the garden is never bare.

I have raised beds made of timber and corrugated iron in the vegetable garden and a formal herb garden adjacent to the house. Something is done in these gardens everyday even if it just picking something for the evening meal.

With the onset of autumn, the tomatoes, cucumbers,capsicums and chillis are starting to taper off. I have quite a number of brassica seedlings waiting in my greenhouse for some room to grow in the vegetable garden. I also have 30plus strawberry riunners to plant out. They will be shared between the vegetable garden and the orchard.



Looking good Tracy
Hi Tracy, isnt it amazing how diverse the Australian climate can be. I live in tropical North Queensland, where we have our main growing season for tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce during the winter. We live in a unit, so have a very small space to garden, but is just enough for us. You look as though you have plenty of space and lots of lovely plants.
Looks very green and lush Tracy. Further south in Victoria we are also harvesting the last tomatoes, capsicums and chillies. You are clearly more organised than me as I have still to sow my brassicas although I have sown beetroot, turnips, parsnips, carrots and radishes. Although this summer was not as bad as the last one I'm really looking forward to gardening in the cooler weather.

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