I did a little experiment. This carrot is one of the ones that I replanted after thinning. It was so tiny when I did it. Most advice is that carrots can't be replanted after thinning, but it turns out that all the carrots I replanted have taken! Can you see that new growth on the top? And you can hear the roots being pulled out of the ground, that lovely sound means it grew new roots after being moved! Go carrot babies! (I dug the top of this one out and that is why it's popping out of the ground) 🥕 🥕 🥕
My 'Fat Bastard' asparagus is already sending up new growth.
I don't really like the name of this variety but it is one I'll never forget! Luckily I do love the taste and it is a very productive plant, the spears start off purple and then change to an olive green as they mature. These were planted as bare rooted crowns 7 years ago, then I had to wait 3 years before I could harvest any spears otherwise it will weaken and can possibly kill the plant. Growing asparagus teaches you alot about patience. We are in the first month of winter here in Australia when asparagus is normally domant, however over the last few weeks we have had some lovely sunny days so I think the plants are just a bit confused. Interesting thing is my 'Purple' asparagus and 'Mary Washington' varieties are in the same raised bed but are not sprouting at all yet.
Scroll through to see how we cooked our first crookneck squash. It was absolutely delicious! Pictured also is the garlic we grew. Wish I could have shared it with you all 😊 #harvest#homegrown#dinner#squash
I have tiny tomatoes! 🍅🍅🍅
My mother has always had a green thumb - she used to go buy the sad, nearly-dead plants from garden centres and nurse them back to health. I always thought I somehow missed that gene but maybe I didn't! My balcony plants are thriving and I'm pretty damned excited about it!