Friday, January 20, 2017

This Week in the Garden: Fruit, Berries, and Raindrops

Brrr!  It feels more like early spring in the garden this week than midsummer!  Since our last garden week post before the holiday break, it feels like little has changed.  With all of our unseasonably wet and cool weather, we have lots of lush foliage but very slowly maturing edibles around the garden. There is a small trickle of ripening berries coming from the garden patch, but the rest of the fruit is still small (but growing) and my summer veggies are incredibly bushy but around a month behind the normal development for the actual tomatoes, capsicum, chilies, etc. They do have plenty of flowers so they show promise as long as they can pollinate and I can keep them alive long enough to ripen and harvest. Oh well - we can't control the weather!  What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.


  1. Not so much rain in my garden, things are so dry, even my agapanthus plants are drooping.

    1. Wow! That's crazy dry! We're practically floating away down here and I can't even remember when it was last dry - I haven't needed to water anything all season. Plenty more water and wind since this post as well - I'll be heading out whenever it dries to clean-up from the weekend's stormy weather. Lots of cracked stems, leaves, branches, but nothing too large, thankfully.


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