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Here such a simple thing to grow in your garden…

Spring onions

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I brought a bunch from woolies and put them straight into the ground… They are now growing big and strong and available to use in salad any time.

Below them I have sprinkled some chilli seeds. We like some nice hot chilli for spagetti or in a curry.. Normally I am a brown hand not a green thumb but it looks like I have got some wonderful chilli babies coming through.

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We have also had cherry tomatoes recently but they died off… I weeded out the box and it looks very much like there might be some new little tomatoe plants coming through.. I am not game to pull these out yet. I will let them grow up a bit bigger but fingers crossed this might be the next seasons tomatoe plants..?

I will keep you up dated on my garden growth..

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Strawberry flowers!

A few weeks have gone on now and very slowly the plants are getting bigger.
It is one of those things that you dont really notice until you look back on photos and go..
Wow look how big they have grown!

This week has been very exciting as it brought the arrival of 2 little strawberry flowers!
I am not saying we will be harvesting strawberries but strawberry flowers is a great sign that they might fruit?

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I look forward to being able to make spag bol with my fresh basil and thyme.

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As well as picking our growing capicum that are fruiting

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It is great watching your garden grow.

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Making my garden bigger

I was sooooo inspired by my friend and her gardening ideas that I decided to get a larger tub and expand my garden..

I have found it very good for the soul to check out your plants. Pull dead leaves off. Water and watch grow.

While watching Better Homes and Gardens a few weeks ago I saw on there that during the cooler months is the ideal time to grow strawberries.
Our son LOVES strawberries.. Infact during the holidays last year we did a family trip to the tablelands to Shaylee Strawberry farm. We all loved looking to see who had the biggest strawberry. Who could eat the most strawberries off the bushes.. Who could collect the most. To taste the freshness in their red skins was so warming..

So

I decided that we would give strawberries a go. My sister looked up for me what plants well with them to help them grow and to keep the bugs away, companion planting and so the collection was brought.

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A nice place where the sun shines was found.

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And the planting was done

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Several different kinds of strawberries.. My Mother in Law says they wont grow but it wont stop us trying….
Sage, marigolds, lettuce, thyme in with our strawberries….

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They were watered in and given LOVE… Now time to grow. As you can see this one is significantly bigger than the first one but we have a fair few strawberries in there to grow. I have put sugar cane mulch in there also to keep the fruit off the dirt..? Apparently this helps.. We will see…

Grow little plants grow……

My garden begins

It is very strange what you give out and what you get back..

Some time ago a friend of mine had her husband away and so I kindly offered to bring her kids home from school and cook her dinner. This way they would all be fed and we could have a catch up on life.

It was a great evening and dinner was great..

You dont ever do anything like this expecting some thing in return.
The following week end she checked if we were home and arrived with a huge pot, potting mix and a bunch of small plants.
She knows that I am new to cooking and so she thought that my own little herb garden would be inspiring in my experimenting with tastes..

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So the beginning of my garden was started.
Capsicum, basil, parsely and marigolds to keep the bugs away..
I think there is something else in there? Starting with M…. ?

Does anyone else grow herbs in their gardens? What are your gardening secrets?