It's really something having your teenage son enjoy gardening, I think it's pretty awesome that we both have the same hobby. (even though we are very competitive... I must share our latest competition re our Tomato growing - but that's another blog post - I'm sure my garlic is better than his so far - but I am worried about my chances of growing better tomatoes )
.The two of us went off to an open day garden tour of Kath Irvine's garden at Edible Backyard.
She is opening her garden every Tuesday from 9.30 am - 2.30pm for a koha. .
TOTALLY well worth a visit and Kath is even putting on herbal teas and some cake.
I zoomed in on Kath's garlic - and was pretty chuffed knowing my garlic is looking just as good as Kath's... But then I did take her advise in her book of when to plant garlic.
Commonsense Organics sells The Organic Garden Calendar which I highly recommend.
I've just planted white borage so was neat to see it growing with the blue borage. Kath said her white borage just appeared but she personally prefers the blue.
I took lots of photos of the hot house - as it's now high up on the Dear Brent please make me one...
I really enjoyed picking Kath's brains on how she uses her hot house and found it awesome that she treats it as another garden and doesn't dig out all the soil each year - she just keeps on adding compost, crop rotation and digging in green crops. Soya beans is one green crop she had growing in there - which was fun to see as I've never ever seen soya beans growing let a lone grown any,
Edible garden facebook page - I clean forgot to take a photo of the snapdragons. They are stunning a deep red - called Antique snapdragon.
I have one packet of the red Antique Snapdragon's that Kath gave me from her garden to giveaway.
If you would like to go in the draw leave a comment below or on Cottage Tails Facebook Page.. (Sorry only for folk living in NZ)