Somehow, another month has flown by and it is time again to share with you the progress in my garden over the last month as part of Garden Share Collective.

We’ve been harvesting mulberries as fast as they are grown, we race up in the morning to see how many have ripened overnight and then eat them without a thought.  My grand plan is to make a mulberry pie, but this will require not eating some and saving them until we have a large enough quantity so, in the meantime I made some mulberry filled butter biscuits.  We’ve also been harvesting handfuls of crisp yellow and green french beans from our dwarf bean seedlings which were planted in August.  And we still have more greens than we could possibly get through alone, although I did manage to find and try a recipe for Wild Weed Pie which used 1kg of greens and made a sizeable dent in our leafy green harvest for the week.

I’ve planted some flowers throughout the garden {which I wrote about here} as well as some herb and tomato seedlings {which I wrote about here}.  The beetroot plants are coming along nicely and we’ve had our first eggplant of the season grow.

We’ve been pretty productive with other things too.  Half the garden beds have been turned and fertilised and are ready for Spring planting.  The chicken coop is well under way with maybe only another weekend of work until we’re ready for our chickens.  I can’t wait to have fresh eggs in the morning.  Nothing quite beats a freshly laid egg {no pun intended}.

Mulberries | brownpaperbelle.comDwarf Beans | brownpaperbelle.comDwarf Beans | brownpaperbelle.comEggplant | brownpaperbelle.comTomato Seedlings | brownpaperbelle.comBeetroot | brownpaperbelle.comChicken Coop |

12 Comments on Garden Share Collective: October

  1. Lesley Stipanov
    October 7, 2013 8:21 am at 8:21 am (4 years ago)

    Nice looking eggplant Jess.

  2. realappetite
    October 7, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    I’m so excited to read more about your chickens!

  3. Janet Rörschåch
    October 7, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am (4 years ago)

    Those mullberries. WOW! Lucky duck!

  4. woodlandgnome
    October 7, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

    You’ve been busy! What beautiful vegetables. Best wishes finishing the coup! WG

  5. lizzie @ strayedtable
    October 7, 2013 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

    Your chook pen is so cute, you will love having chickens. Mulberries are so good, i am eating them at my work which has been really good, while I wait for my trees to get established. You have a pretty good crop of beans too and that eggplant well he is just sexy.

  6. Lisa the Gourmet Wog
    October 7, 2013 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your chicken coop, it’s just adorable! Great beans and mulberries too! Thanks for the garden tour x

  7. Sarah Ann
    October 7, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm (4 years ago)

    That chicken coop looks great! Love the color. There really is nothing better than fresh eggs! I try to buy from farms whenever I pass by!

  8. Penny
    October 8, 2013 8:22 am at 8:22 am (4 years ago)

    Love your garden labels, is that blackboard paint on an ice-cream stick??

    • brownpaperbelle
      October 14, 2013 2:02 pm at 2:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Penny – they are wooden spoons with blackboard paint and chalk pen. I wasn’t sure how the blackboard paint would hold up in the weather but so far, so good! Thanks for stopping by. x

  9. merrynsmenu
    October 10, 2013 11:32 am at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

    Such fantastic Mulberries, beans and eggplant. You are so lucky to be picking eggplant already. What a fantastic garden setup – your chicken coop is gorgeous. luscious silverbeet too, a very healthy garden, thank you for showing us around.

  10. melissaloh80
    October 11, 2013 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never had mulberries before. Are they sweet or tarty? What sort of chickens are you looking to have?


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