October Bloom Day

Reading Gwen‘s blog today– that girl cracks me up. She’s so funny anyways she had lovely photos on her blog of what is growing/ blooming in her garden. This post is part of May Dreams Gardens’ Bloom Day series. The Bloom day series is on the 15of every month bloggers from all over the world post pictures of what is blooming/ growing in their gardens. This series started back in February 2007. How cool is that? I thought since I have a garden now that I would join in.
Here’s what’s blooming at my place: 
After the huge amount of rain we’ve had this week and also the warmer weather the garden has just taken off. Most of my veggies have literally doubled over night and the others have grown huge flowers – which I have cut off in the hope that I might get a little more food from them. I guess they’ll have to come out now so I can plant new ones. Loving this veggie garden thing.
My potatoes have shot up and are now growing out of the planters – I think they need some more dirt. The other picture is my tiny little yam plants!! Well actually I think they are yams as that is what I have planted in there but hey they could actually be weeds I guess time will tell.

Loving the beautiful apple tree blossoms. Fruits trees have the prettiest blossoms. My nectarine is also blooming but I didn’t get a photo. The garden is looking very pretty. Who would ever have thought I’d get so excited about plants!?!
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10 thoughts on “October Bloom Day

  1. October 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Holy crud, your potatoes got big so fast! I’m so jealous of your garden!

    Thank you again for the link back! 😀 I’m glad I crack someone besides myself up, lol.

  2. October 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I know aren’t they crazy! John loves to play in between the planters – very cute as it’s hard to see him over the potatoes now! I only started growing in March this year so give it time sweets it doesn’t take long especially at this time of year. Your blog makes me laugh loudly and often!

  3. October 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Spring there, autumn here. Glad to see you have fruit trees blooming. Changing of the seasons are a delight. Happy Bloom Day.

  4. October 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Great to visit New Zealand for bloom day. Happy GBBD.

  5. Anonymous
    October 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Great stuff mads! Looking awesome and yummy. You probably wouldn’t want to eat anything that’s started flowering as it gets quite bitter when it’s at this point, but you could let it go to seed and when the seeds drop you should new baby plants in the soil for free!

    alix xx

  6. October 15, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    haha – Isn’t it funny that we can get so excited about plants? And talk about them all the time, too! Your vegetable garden looks fantastic! Happy GBBD!

  7. October 16, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Thanks for the tip Alix. Will do. Thank you everyone for the nice words. As I said I only started gardening in March this year so am very proud of what I have done. I look forward to seeing more of all your beautiful pictures over the year. I love that we have the different photos from different parts of the world! Like spring and summer all year round!

  8. October 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Your gardens are doing so well. They look gorgeous all lined up next to each other like that.

    Keep adding more dirt to your potato pots and mounding it up the stems of the plants. You’ll get more growth happening under the soil that way and won’t accidentally expose any potatoes to the sun – which would turn them green and make them toxic to eat.

  9. October 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Thnaks Emma I had been wondering what to do with them. I’ll put some more dirt around them. Really don’t want to waste these lovely potatoes.

  10. October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Love your veggies, makes me want to get our veggie patch going again.