I am so glad to be in the dirt again! So much has happened these past months and to be back in the garden to see what gifts it brings makes my heart so glad!! My favourite is the summer tomatoes!! Nothing tastes like a sun-ripened red garden tomato!! My salads are jumping for joy! I am harvesting the most delicious varieties of lettuce and to add to this, great summer sweet basil. I am in food heaven!! The fruits are slowly ripening and next year we will have passion fruit and great figs and peaches!

I spent a great deal of time preparing the soil this year. I included the rich composted horse manure from my farming neighbour – literally a few wheel barrows full! This black gold was added in August and September. Now I can reap the rewards!! The greens are really GREEN!! My spinach and kale are growing by the day.

Now that I have successfully completed a “Jason Vale 28 day Super Juice Me” challenge with my daughter, Kristen, I am hooked on juicing!! I am now going to grow huge amounts of vegetables to juice – celery, spinach, kale, peas, broccoli, beets, carrots, fennel, asparagus, lemons (must get a lime tree), zucchini, cabbage, and more!! I am going to try cucumber this year again! Not successful in the past, but a must for juicing! My apple trees are still too young and my blueberry bush was traumatized by a transplant. Hopefully next year.

Here are the beginnings for the up-coming season!! Happy Gardening and Happy juicing!!

My favourite!!! Garden Roma tomatoes

Great summer grower

Zucchini easy to grow

Another summer bestie!

Spinach and kale amongst the chamomile

Great nutritious juicing greeny

So great to juice kale

Celery spring onions and lettuce

Butter lettuce growing nicely

Wild rocket – so easy to grow!

Lettuces in a row!

All still neat and tidy!

Sunflowers too! Always welcome!

Chamomile tea anyone?

Passion fruit bush full!!

Young Broccoli plant!

I wish all my gardening buddies a bountiful harvest!

Happy gardening xxx