Next stop on the garden tour are the beds along the other side fence. The house was a rental property before we brought it and the gardens had been left to fend for themselves. There wasn't much worth keeping, so we cleared the beds as much as possible in order to start with a clean slate.
This is the second garden bed as it is at the moment. Rows of veggies at different stages and more room for the seeds and seedlings not yet planted out. The green rain gauge in the corner of the bed allows us to keep an eye on the rainfall and water accordingly.
Eight Roma tomato plants and four sweet potatoes - grown from cuttings from a friends plant.
Two rows of carrots, my first. I can't wait to harvest them and see how they have grown.
Rows of eschallots and onion seedlings. The escahllots were brought as a bunch from the supermarket. I used to keep them in a jar of water to prolong their lives, but I found that re-planting them worked perfectly and we just cut off what we need as we need it.
Four black Russian tomato plants at the front and rows of silverbeet, beetroot, potatoes, experimental garlic and snow peas in a frame. I'm not sure our region if cold enough for garlic. I have grand plans to have numerous and various tomatoes plants this season, in the hopes of fulfilling my dream of bottling tomatoes for use through out the year.
My first potato sprouts - these were potatoes from the kitchen that had sprouted. Another experiment.
The third garden bed, which is home to the worst part of the fence and full of tree stumps.
This is how this part of the garden looked originally.
A mulberry and strawberries in the third garden, and just out of shot a gooseberry and pineapple. The palm stumps should rot down eventually, in the mean time I am planting around them.