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Spring in our suburban food forest garden

Oh spring is such a magic time in the garden!

There’s so much colour about even the chooks seem impressed...


Our fruit bowl is full of custard apples and cherimoyas...

And strawberries, mulberries, blueberries and native raspberries are a daily treat...

There’s so much for little hands to explore....

How is spring in your garden?

Reader Comments (8)

Spring has me wheeling barrows full of mulch to spread around, gathering self-seeded natives from a kind friend to plant, and creating a flower bed full of herbs and perennials. Now that my little ones are all growing up a bit more, there's more of a chance to get outside and get stuck into some bigger projects that have been calling my name for sometime. I love the warmer weather, it lifts my mood, I achieve more and am rewarded with lush greenery everywhere. Such a beautiful time of year! I would love to ask you for some tips on propagating plants from cuttings. Do you have any tips or websites you'd recommend? It's a skill I'd love to master. I have had success with pelargoniums, but I have a feeling that these are very simple to strike. All the best for a wonderful Spring! :)
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandy
Our kids are loving the sugar-snap peas, and we're getting a lot of new kale, silverbeet, lettuce, herbs, etc. Comfrey propagating has been one of our projects as well. We've got one chick so far, some ducklings due in a fortnight (hopefully!), and a litter of rabbits due next week. It's all happening!
October 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDarren (Green Change)
love those chubby little hands! :)
October 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKristy @ See My Footprints
Those are very well behaved chooks! Ours have no understanding of the difference between human food and chook food. We need to supervise carefully when we let them free range!
November 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarmalade Cottage
We had plenty of atherton raspberries and strawberries, some mulberries on a very young little tree, and now little alpine strawberries are starting to fruit.
I cannot let my chickens freerange without close supervision, because there are new seedlings and plants in every available spot in my small suburbian garden in Brisbane - very tempting for the birds!
Panama berry is covered in little green fruits and we are checking every day for any ripe ones. We don't know yet what they taste like.
We have plenty of tomatoes and lettuces, and fruit flies spoiling some of the tomatoes. Next lot will be covered with exclusion bags!
Experimenting with tomatoes in all available colours, even blue!
I love watching my three year old son looking for fruit and eating it straight out of hand.
November 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDory
Those 'little hands' are absolutely gorgeous. I imagine your backyard would be a wonderful one to grow up in.

Thank you for congrats re the column. x t.
November 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia
Awesome! The garden looks great! Looks like all your hard work is paying off!! I am really keen to see how the renovation turns out, any updates/pics?
December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBel F
oh my goodness look at those little hands of Annie's!!! SOOO gorgeous. there is nothing better than seeing our precious kids growing up surrounded by growing food. Best of luck with the house renovations. It's a trip, eh? We're just about to start 'extending' our little place - we've been given some 2nd-hand floorboards, so we're making the loft a bit bigger. Fun times! xxxx Oh and the raspberries you gave us are going strong, though we're well-supplied by our side-of-the-road raspberries as well.
December 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannie

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