I have to say I think our garden is doing remarkably well given it has had over a year of complete and utter neglect. Sure, the lawn got mowed once or twice, and there was a bit of pruning here and there, but really we've done nothing to it.
But spring has hit, inspiration (and rain this week) abounds (including this great post recently at Whip Up, and beautiful heirloom tomato portraits at Daybook) Seeds and live plants have arrived, toilet roll pots have been sown (Tigerella Tomatoes), weeds are being dealt with and mulch & manure are gradually being dug in. We want to get our veggie patch back up and running, and increase the productivity of our front garden too.
Starting with what's here already, the strawberries have been replanted and I'm making the most of the self sown seedlings that are emerging in the patch. They're being transplanted as we progressively dig in manure, interspersed with new seeds.
Our blueberry twigs are now in the ground, along with a bag of chook manure, and sprouting their first leaves (I'm planning to knock of the flowers this year & next year to let them get established before we harvest fruit. ...Hope we can follow through on this plan).
I'm planning to get an Aztec combo of corn, pumpkins and beans (Lazy Housewife, because it sounds like it fits my gardening approach perfectly) started this week. Probably should have started the corn last month but better late than never.
We need to get our bird proof (hopefully possum, rat and cat proof) netting sorted quickly, and get more things into the ground, but it feels like we're getting off to a good start this growing season.