Don’t we all love spring beside the start of my hay fever season too? A couple of weeks ago I’ve pruned my plants and herbs, refreshed the soil and getting them ready for another year of great harvest. My chilli plants are only 1 year old but I still trim off the top crown to help boost the growth.
Here’s a picture of my chilli plants before pruning :
Here are chilli plants after pruning:
I’ve also added a few new additions to the garden. Such as broccoli , asparagus, sage, strawberry,basil and spring onion. Hopefully they will all survive because we do have very harsh summer here in Australia,
Broccoli, top picture week 1, bottom picture week 2. It’s amazing how quick they have grown:
I never knew this is how asparagus look like till I picked some up at the local nursery:
Been wanting to find sage for a long time and finally found some. I wonder if they die off like basil during winter. I will need to research on that a little bit more :
It has been years since I planted strawberry. My husband insisted that we should plant it again. Will need to buy some netting to prevent the birds from eating my strawberries:
Replanted a new batch of sweet basil. I love basil but it’s also one of the herbs which attracts lots of bugs 😦 I have lots of sticky bugs catcher things placed around my pots which helps prevent the bugs from attacking my herbs but they still get attacked by bugs:
Little batch of spring onion:
Oh if any of you have snails and slugs problem with your veggie or herb garden, I recommend saving aside the egg shells whenever you are using eggs for your cooking. I crush them into very small pieces, add some water to the mix and pour them around the soil of the parameter of the plants or the pots. Stop snails and slugs, at the same time acts as fertiliser 🙂 while you recycle the waste properly. It is a win win situation.