Densely Planted and Overgrown

From left, kale, beetroot and tomatoes.  Hiding underneath: dark opal basil, honeydew


Honeydew vines beginning to reach out over the edge of the raised bed, tomatoes (purple calabash) right behind them.

You are looking at approximately 3 months of growth from the time of sowing these seeds; these photos are at least a couple of weeks old already and things have become even wilder, spilling out over the path.  It’s what happens when you sow a heap of seeds with the intention to thin / transplant seedlings out into the garden, only you don’t.

We’ve had a lot of beetroot leaves to use as spinach, not sure how the actual beetroot will turn out being so densely planted, possibly more of a carrot shape!

Garden of Eatin’


In the middle of a stinking hot Summer day, in the midst of a heatwave in Australia, you are either in water or inside.  Today I opt for inside and take the chance to share with you some nicer pictures of my garden taken in the last few days, as opposed to the wilting garden trying to make it through the day on the water I gave it early this morning.

Edible Zucchini flower

I grow food and have done for about 20 years off and on.  I’ve been using heirloom variety seeds for a lot of that time, as well as buying seedlings from markets or nurseries when I needed a catch up or head start.  This has been done while renting, and it continues in this home which we moved to in June this year.

This time round I aim to grow all or mostly heirloom varieties, and all from seed.  I have always grown organically and nothing changes there.


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