My fifth born has finished homeschooling and is off to Polytechnic doing Electrical Engineering Pre-trade course to become an Electrician. And today he got his Learner Driver License. New adventures for 2018 and being 16 years old. So now I am only homeschooling five students!
I have been so inspired by my parents-in-law’s vege growing this year. They have a very small section but have been able to grow all sorts of green, red and yellow products for the table. They live down a very long back driveway and have utilised many small spaces. Here are 14 photos to show their work….
Our biggest crops in the garden are zucchinis, carrots, leeks and cabbages. The carrots have done really well this year which is encouraging as 3/4 of last years went rotten for some unknown reason. We have over 1000 leeks planted which we use all winter. They don’t seem to mind the frosts at all. Zucchinis have overwhelmed us with fruit this year. We have some in the freezer for winter and my dear mother has made some into Zucchini and Cucumber Chutney using cucumbers from our greenhouse.
This year I have tried some new veges in the garden. It is fun to try something new and see how it goes for our family. Here are some photos of them:
What new things have you tried in the garden this year?
Pumpkins seem to love to grow up trellis or wire netting. This year Daniel made me a pumpkin frame from tree branch trimmings and some scraps of fencing wire. The plants needed a bit of encouragement to start their climb up and over. Now there are some pumpkins forming. I wished I weeded a bit better when the plants were little as many plants didn’t survive the resulting shade nor find their way onto the frame.
What a sweet present Lily was nine years ago. She wanted a dress like Belle’s for her birthday. Nan and Susie found some satin at Creative Junk for $2 and Nan made it into a costume. She had a Belle birthday cake that Susie made, they watched the movie of Beauty and the Beast and she built up her Belle’s castle lego set gift.