Thursday, May 29, 2014

Frosty morning

Hi all, I took these photos yesterday morning. We had a very heavy frost, unusual for this part of the country.
Frost on some long grass

I love calendulas, they come up everywhere and look so pretty when in flower.

Veg garden
The veg garden is doing OK. I'm harvesting spring onions and lots of herbs as usual. I'm not obsessive about weeding as you can see! Usually there are lots of self sown flowers/herbs growing throughout, I just make a space for the veg in between. Nice to see the bees on the pineapple sage, rosemary and nasturtium flowers.

 This is my pea patch, again it's a tad weedy but they're coming along well and starting to form pods.

Broccoli patch

This year I planted the brassicas where I'd previously had a big compost pile and they're doing well as a result. We like fresh broccoli and have lots ready now. The cauliflowers have not formed heads yet, we've eaten most of the cabbages and I have some more tiny cabbage plants in another bed in the lower part of the garden.

Frost on the mulch around my 'Grosso' lavenders

Pigs enjoying their breakfast of pumpkins
The pigs are doing well. Here they're enjoying their breakfast of pumpkins. We also have lots of kumara (sweet potato) to feed them, plus whey. I also give them lots of herbs including comfrey leaves, and they get quite a few kitchen scraps too. So they are happy well feed piggies!


Charlotte Scott said...

We got frost on this side too, but not as heavy judging by your pics. It will deal to all my 'volunteer' potatoes though.

BLD in MT said...

Beautiful frosty photos and it looks like your garden and piggies are all growing quite well. How lovely.

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Brrr! That must have been a shock for you! We're getting regular frosts now, I suppose you get used to it but I don't have to like it! They are pretty though. Your vege garden looks great, mine is overrun with weeds but I got behind with it and don't have many veges in between. Hopefully I can get it tidied up before spring!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Ruth

Yes it was a bit cold for us here, get used to it being the 'winterless north' ha ha.

Oh don't worry, there are plenty of weeds, you just can't see them all in the photos!! Now I have hurt my knee so gardening is out of the question for a while.

At least you have lots of lovely flowers in your garden :-)

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Beth

Thanks. Yes everything is growing quite fast, especially the pigs!

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Hi Charlotte, yes it was the heaviest frost we've had here so far. Pretty though eh! :-)