In the Garden…


Our Butternuts are ready, the vines have started to die down and we’ve begun harvesting! Richard and Kye planted these towards the end of last year. We had an old trampoline pit from years ago, we filled it up with compost, grass cuttings and horse manure and planted seedlings. They’ve done so well!

The potatoes are almost ready, just a few more weeks to go.

Ahhh, these have been my favourite so far! Buttery and delicious!

We also tried growing black tomatoes, full of flavour! It’s really exciting to be growing our own food again, the price of veggies is astronomical at the moment, so I get such a sense of accomplishment and pride when I walk out into our garden and pick food for our table. I’ve also sewn wheatgrass seeds in trays, we’re going to start juicing again as soon as it’s ready, I can’t wait.

The rains have come! We are still experiencing a drought but the Vaal Dam is about 65% full. We’ve been collecting rainwater under our downpipes, I can’t believe how quickly the drums fill up and we are recycling our grey water.

And… here’s a photo of Lou ♥

Have a lovely week x

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6 Responses to In the Garden…

  1. Vicky February 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

    Great to see you again. I learned how to make my own seed tape today. I’m going to give it a try.

  2. Nancy Hoxworth February 8, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    I always enjoy seeing your lovely garden! Enjoy the rain!

  3. Claire February 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    Your veggies must be fabulous! And the cat is beautiful 🙂

  4. Mary February 16, 2017 at 3:29 am #

    Greetings! I always enjoy seeing your gardens too especially when it’s cold, windy and dreary here in Pennsylvania, USA. I love some of the different flowers and plants you have in your part of the world. And your cat! I love cats!! Lou looks exactly like my Oreo!

  5. Chiara March 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Hi Linda! I thought I had seen your blog somewhere:)
    my gardening adventures are not always successful, not only because of the draught we are facing here down south, but also because of sheep, horses and baboons:)
    I will have a look around.
    Keep well, Chiara

    • Linda May 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

      Hi Chiara!
      It’s wonderful to hear from you here 🙂
      Thanks for visiting!

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