Archive : veggies

May 31 2016 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening,

May garden walkabout

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Today I did a walk-about! I had a look at what was happening in my garden last winter….well I have to pull up my boots – that’s all I have to say!! The garden looks untidy but there are a few “Ahhh!” areas I had to snap. And to be fair, I took photos of the untidy areas as well, because there are some new developments and first-time vegetables! But first we [...]

Feb 03 2016 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 2 comments

January Harvest

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The year started with so many projects on the “TO DO” list, that we saw January come and go. We have successfully completed our Solar Geyser project and even though it is not a real gardening project, I really want to share the experience with you!! So I will make my next post a project post! But January still managed to delight me with lots of wonderful flavour and colour! See what [...]

Nov 01 2015 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, Perenniels,

Food Garden

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If I had to add up all the time spent in my garden, the vegetable patch would win, hands down!! It takes so much time and love – in all kinds of weather! But the rewards are, for me, so worth it! The incredible bounty I collect makes my heart glow! It brings the best knowledge and experience every new season and the veggies are getting better and sweeter!! Even my family [...]

Dec 02 2014 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

November gifts from my Garden

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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 [...]

Oct 13 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 6 comments

Garden Clutter

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Ok – so now I am back in my garden and all I see is clutter and mishmash and an overgrown, totally out-of-control garden. Well, that is not so bad because I don’t particularly like too much order in my garden! They say that weeds are plants that haven’t learnt to grow in rows! But a happy companion growth is good!! All I decided to do today was record the, aah-hem! mess! [...]

Jul 04 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 15 comments

Growing up

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No matter what the weather – come winter or summer – rain or shine – seeds will grow!!! I still get excited when I see my seeds sprouting!! It has taken two weeks for them to go from seed to sprouts! The amazingness of nature!! So every two weeks I should be sowing seeds! Wow, I would have a harvest garden for all to envy! I still have to get to that [...]

Jun 18 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 8 comments

Dull garden?

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All seems bleak and colourless when you are forced to stay in bed with a bad flu. It has gripped all I know here in the Western Cape and with the weather as miserable as it has been, I did not have a hint of guilt. But the garden has taken a beating and after the hail storm, I though I would have nothing left. I though all would be dull and [...]

Nov 06 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Bloggers Harvest Day, Gardening, | 11 comments

Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in November

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Sorry to have missed posting yesterday, but I got carried away in my garden … Warm and sunny days are becoming the norm on our eleventh Garden Bloggers Harvest Day in Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.  Two Gardens are going to make it a habit of spending time in the garden! With last month’s rain and the sun’s happy rays washing over the plants, all our plants are stretching heavenward. Let’s see what can be [...]

Aug 30 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 12 comments

Something stirring in my garden

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I have not been getting the “spring is a coming” feeling! I have been so preoccupied with work and family birthdays and just feeling cold these past weeks in August that my poor garden has been so neglected. I have to admit that the “feeling has not been there”. I gave my favourite hobby a break. But the blooms are happily awaiting spring, regardless of the absent gardener. I have seen new [...]

Aug 13 2012 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Recipes, | 10 comments

Garden on a plate

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Wow – that was some storm we experienced over the weekend. I was so worried that the hail storm was going to ruin my veggie patch and when it rained cats and dogs, it was going to wash everything away! Glad to report that there are only small pools of water and the garden has survived. So much so, that I could pick an amazing lunch salad from the greens all around [...]