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A garden update!

on 10/05/2014

Today, I am going to give you a new garden update. Let’s see what is happening!

Last week, the sun was shining, the whole week & it did wonderful things to my plants. Outside, on the street it was only 16°C & but in my walled garden it was 22°C. All of my garden plants & container plants grew bigger each day but this week, it has rained all week & all days long so I put my container plants inside my house, directly close by the stove & gave them much light & lots of love & caring of course! ;)

Outside in the sunshine:

My Tiny Tim tomato plants!

My 2 Tiny Tim tomato plants!

My yellow pear aperitif sweet tomato plant & my red plum cherry tomato plant

My yellow pear apéritif sweet tomato plant & my red plum cherry tomato plant

My home grown green courgettes plant!

My home-grown green courgettes plant!

My bigger fig tree, already producing big figs but still unripe!

My bigger fig tree, already producing big figs but still unripe!

My fig tree is producing already bigger figs, but they are still unripe. This is very early this year, but maybe because we have had a very mild Winter with no snow at all & with higher temperatures as normal. I will keep you all posted when they will be ripe. Normally, they are ripe in August-September! ;)

Inside in the house, when it is raining, all day, all week:

Here is my larger Pea-collection. I have grown this peas, the low-sort, named Kalife-peas for the very 1st time from scratch, from seeds. This is a sort of pea plant, that grows, maximum 60 cm high so it is great for growing into pots. I have sewn them on March, the 9th & some of them are already producing big pea pods. I started out with 20 mini plants & 5 didn’t survive at all. I learned everything from the web & from you-tube, gardening in containers. Normally, I put them outside in the morning sun & then, they go after glass for the rest of the day. Most of them do very well. Next year, I will put them, more closer together in even bigger pots & I will grow even more plants. They were grown from seed to edible pods in only 2 months time. They are great to grow early in Spring because they can’t stand too hot weather. You can grow them again in late August or in September.

I have also peas in the pods that still need lots of growing! Early stages yet! I will keep you all posted, okay?

My home grown pumpkin plant!

My home-grown pumpkin plant!

I need to put it outside when the flowers will be opening but it is raining all week, non-stop, sigh! Otherwise, I will need to hand-pollinate them too! :)

So, I hope you enjoyed reading it all & see you all later, back in my container & normal garden! See you! :)

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48 responses to “A garden update!

  1. afracooking says:

    I cannot wait to see what you will cook with these fabulous tomatoes

  2. The vegan 8 says:

    Awesome garden Sophie! Everything looks fabulous and I’m sure you’ll whip up some amazing recipes with those veggies!

  3. Sean & Linda says:

    Your garden is looking great, Sophie, Waw even! Your peas will be ready soon!

  4. Tom says:

    The garden is looking cool!

  5. Jim Brennan says:

    Ok, Sophie, you got me motivated to get things going in my garden. Thanks!

  6. Lo mejor de todo esto es que son orgánicas y no tienen ningún químico. Felicitaciones!
    Además es muy bueno verlas crecer cada día. :)

  7. mmmarzipan says:

    how beautiful it is, Sophie! x

  8. Congratulations, your plants look great! You will have lots of veggies this summer.

    • Sophie33 says:

      I bet. I must give you the know-how about growing tomatoes in pots still, sorry, i have fortgotten that! Will do it right now! :) x

  9. hotlyspiced says:

    Thanks for the tour. I can’t believe how quickly those peas have grown. It’s amazing how you’ve had a mild winter when everywhere else seems to have had a shocker. I’m looking forward to seeing how your figs develop seeing the season is so early for them. I love your bright pots xx

  10. Norma Chang says:

    You have lots of figs on the tree. How old is your fig tree? The trunk is huge. Lovely peas, your garden is so far ahead of mine.

    • Sophie33 says:

      I don’t know, Norma! We bought our house 2.5 years ago & it was already this size. The previous owners lived there for 8 years, before that the house & garden didn’t excist! So, I bet 10.5 years old! ;)

  11. wow Your tomato plants already grow so good. Mine are still tiny…it has been raining over here…
    Love your fig tree, Sophie.

    • Sophie33 says:

      Thanks, angie but having a walled garden is & surplus. It has its own micro-climat so fig trees, etc, do well in here! :)

  12. What a fun post Sophie!! I remember the pictures of your garden last year–so bountiful! And I’m a little jealous of your fig tree. Happy gardening!

  13. Simone says:

    O cool Sophie! I also just planted my very first vegetable garden just two weeks ago and am dying to see what will come out. Weather here has been terrible too but fingers crossed everything survives snails and such…

  14. Johan says:

    I made your delicious panna cottas & they were surprisingly light, tasty & delicious too! Very pretty to look at too! :) I have other silicon mats also like flowers!

  15. gotasté says:

    Hello Sophie! Your garden is looking amazing! I really miss potting my own plants and herbs….don’t think it will ever work out in hk..it’s not a kind city. Haha..anyways, I can already imagine having homegrown caramelized figs for desserts! Can’t wait to see red, ripe, juicy tomatoes hanging on your plants. Yum! :) Warmly, danny

  16. i hope your zuchinni plant gonna be blessed with flower and fruits then,
    good luck Sophie!!!

  17. Koko says:

    Your garden is always beautiful! And I am always envious of that fig tree! I have seen some massive, stunning fig trees while here in New Zealand. Your tomatoes, courgette, and peas look like they are doing great!

  18. boeddhamum says:

    It’s definitely all or nothing with the weather; after weeks of no-rain, now it’s pouring with it and cold too. But, have patience, all will be well. Enjoy your garden!!

    xo Linda

  19. very nice. i am still two weeks before it will be safe to plant outside. i am looking so forward to non-GMO organic food.

  20. I love seeing a garden update!

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