documenting its progress, I thought it would be nice to do it again!
Throughout autumn I'm hoping to get out there at least once a fortnight, and take some snaps to keep a track of how everything is growing. The autumn garden is a lot slower than the spring garden, so the changes are likely to be a little less dramatic at this time of year.
I don't know about you, but I really love to look back at how my garden went over the season. Sometimes memories can get a little hazy, but those pictures, well they never lie do they! When you look back on the photos you get a really good sense of what did well and what didn't. It's also really useful for when you're planning next year's garden. In the past couple of years I've been using my pictures and garden notes as a reminder of how long certain plants took to grow, what pests I had to battle, what worked and what didn't. I also really love knowing exactly how long it takes for those seeds to turn into a harvest.
My plan is to put the pictures and garden notes up here on the blog, as well as posting them over on Rhonda's pinterest page. Anyone who wants to join in, feel free to jump on board and start sharing the progress of your garden! I know I'd love to see how everyone's gardens are coming along.
So here it is, week 2 of the garden. You can see how the garden looked last week here. No major changes yet, except for the peas which are growing like wildfire! The lettuces have probably doubled in size, and the brassicas are plodding along. Those cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower are always so slow. I remember getting really frustrated with them last year. It seemed to take forever for them to grow.
In terms of pests, I've already had some caterpillars on the seedlings, which I am picking off by hand. It's amazing how fast those bugs can find your plants isn't it? Something is also nipping off the leaves of my cauliflowers. I'm wondering if it's a bird that's finding its way through the cracks of our netting? This is one of the trickiest stages, as those tender seedlings are irresistible to so many things. Once they get a bit bigger and tougher, they hopefully won't be so appealing!
So how is your garden going? Have you taken any pictures I can have a sticky beak at?