Garden roll call


I thought I’d do a garden roll call and also as requested a photo of my new washing machine planters. Don’t they look super cool? I love that on one side of the garden I have 3 new washing machine planters and on the other side of the garden I have 3 old ones. In the photo you can also see the nectarine I got for my birthday and my new dwarf peach tree.

garden_nz_ecochickGarden roll call:

Veggies: spinach, silverbeet, kale, red onion, potatoes (2 types), yams, garlic, shallots, snow peas, corn, carrots, beans, celery (for the bunny), dwarf beans, butter beans (the beans still need planting)

Herbs: basil (I’ve planted this everywhere; where there are tomatoes I’ve put in basil seeds), oregano, thyme, marjoram, mint, parsley, sage, chives (2 pots), coriander, lavender, rosemary, curry.

Fruit: tomatoes (3 different kinds), strawberries, raspberries, black currants, blueberries, boysenberries, passion fruit (looking very sad hope it comes right), grape, cranberries, orange berry.

Fruit trees: apple, bay, dwarf cherry, nectarine, dwarf peach, lime, loquat.

That’s an impressive list if I may say so, especially considering I only started my garden in March this year.

Plants/ trees I want: sweet grape, dweet, mandarin, avocado, an omega and a black doris plum, feijoas, tamarillo, cape gooseberry, gooseberry, blackberries, brown fig, watermelon, honeydew melon and zucchini.

Gardening is so addictive! I am just loving it. This weekend we’re borrowing a rotary hoe to dig over the next area that I’m going to turn into a veggie garden.  Can’t wait.

What are you growing and what’s on your wish list (Thanks Gwen for this idea).

Update: saw a wonderful friend (Kris from Healthy Alternatives) today who spoilt me and gave me some plants; a gooseberry, some other kind of berry (we’re not sure what it is), chocolate mint and a large feijoa tree!!! Wow thanks so much Kris. Also got some worm wee!!!
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4 thoughts on “Garden roll call

  1. October 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Oh so cool – thanks for that!!! Wow you certainly have a good selection of plants in…I’m working on getting some more herbs at the moment

  2. October 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    @Katrina You’re welcome I know you wanted to see my cool new planters. I thought you would like them. I am rather proud of my ever growing garden. More herbs rock!

  3. October 30, 2011 at 4:15 am

    neat planters!they’ll drain well… it is so neat to see your garden just getting going, while I am putting mine away! however, I have planted some spinach, Kale, Lettuces, and swiss chard in the heated greenhouse i am working in. first time growing winter greens so we’ll see!

  4. October 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Oh man, your roll call is HUGE!

    I can’t wait to see pictures of your plants going full tilt towards harvesting!

    Well done, you! 🙂