Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vegetable garden update

Even though I don't have detailed photos of our vegetable garden, I felt I should post these to prove that my garden is THRIVING! We cannot wait for the young gem squashes (one has already appeared under the vines) and new carrots. The basil and chives are also almost ready for use.
With all the summer rains we've had since October, my vegetable garden has flourished. Here I have runner beans, bush beans just behind that, chives, carrots, potatoes, pumpkin and gem squashes (none of the last six are visible in this photo!)
Here in front of the runner beans are my first lettuce heads just beginning to form. Behind me (not photographed!) are tomatoes, chillies and coriander. To the left of this photo, across the lawn,  the sweet basil, brinjals (aubergines), green peppers and swiss chard plants are shooting up fast and furious. I'll go out there shortly (when the rain stops, ha!) and take some more photos.

To all my precious blogger friends who may be going off to spend the season with family and friends,  may your Christmas be blessed and 2011 be a Christ-filled year. 


  1. Yay, veggie pictures! They're wonderful, Jo. What a great vegetable garden. I'm so impressed. Mine never look like that. One year, however, I did grow an eggplant, which is we call the vegetable you call brinjals and the British call aubergines. Yes, just one, and I cooked it and made my husband taste it (he doesn't like them, but I do).
    I am SO looking forward to more photos as your vegetables mature. (Lindy says to tell you she likes lettuce, although most dogs don't.)
    We're very happy to be home with our Lindy. The house is littered with luggage and parcels and one thing and another. I've already tripped twice and fallen once as a result (huge bruise on leg).
    Wishing you and yours the very best for Christmas and the new year. God bless.
    Love, Kay

  2. Time for a fresh salad. The garden looks great.

    Happy Holidays to you and Grant, plus all the families of the world.

  3. What a gorgeous garden...I can't wait to have one again...a long wait.

  4. Hi Jo, your veg garden looks fantastic, brimming with green bounty for the table!Our landscape here is unremitting snowy white and we are hoping for a green Christmas this year!I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

  5. Your garden vegetables look healthy and happy and wonderful, Jo! Aubergine is a more elegant name for what we call eggplant!

    Have a wonderful Christmas, dear Jo!

  6. The only thing which grows here for the moment are icicles !
    It looks so nice and green in your garden !
    Have a nice Christmas with your family !

  7. I love your garden Jo! It's cold here tonight and my feet are freezing!!Hahaaaa
    Your garden looks nice and Warm!!
    Merry Christmas dear friend!!


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