I'm joining in with other likeminded folks and sharing a peek into what will be happening in my garden in December. Lizzie is the host and you can see what's happening in other gardens here.
We have had variable weather this spring. Hot, dry, cool, wet. All of it. The one thing that we could count on though was wind. It has been very windy this spring and I'm more than ready for the wind to move on. It has made planting a bit hit and miss, trying to time things just right.
I am going to be doing quite a bit of planting over the next month. Almost anything can go in the ground now in my parts except for the plants that prefer cooler growing conditions (so no peas, broadbeans or brassicas).
The standout harvest in the past month has been strawberries. Enough for the table and enough for a jar or two of jam. Not enough to become bored with them unfortunately.
Not too long now and other fruit will be ready for harvesting too.
Peaches are coming along and without the netting, we would have none. There has been a band of white cockatoos hanging around and then there are the resident birds who think nothing of tasting every piece of fruit.
The netting didn't save me a single cherry. Hope can work her way into the nets unlike the birds and she would have some on the way to and from school... goodbye cherries (and loquats too).
This is my finger lime tree with decent sized fruits on it ripening. I've had the tree for a few years now and it has had flowers which amounted to nothing but this year, here they are. I was a bit worried it might be too cold here for this type of tree even though I've made it a nice little micro-climate. Patience does pay off in the long run.
Dressed up onions.
And how the chickens haven't found and 'harvested' this rainbow chard I do not know.
To Do in December
- reap what I have sown
- lots of mowing- the recent rain has given us a lawn
- more planting and seed sowing
- turn the compost
- feed the garden as needed with liquid manure, worm tea and green manure
- and take a bit of time to enjoy the start of summer, Christmastime and the school holidays(which start on Friday)