A Day in the Life of my Garden

No, unfortunately I didn’t get to spend the day in my garden, but when I get home at night, I like to wander around the garden and pick whatever produce is ripe. I did the picking before I took the photos tonight, which probably wasn’t the brightest idea, but we’re having an autumn vegetable pasta for dinner….

We don’t use pesticides or insecticides….purely organic.

Just 2 of our 16 pumpkins.

Lettuce in amongst pumpkin vines.

I had already picked the ripe tomatoes

We have so many lemons for the gin….and limes but I forgot to take photos of them and it’s too dark now.

I got 9 avocado from my tree last year. This year, there must be 90!

I know you can’t eat them, but these roses are beautiful and beautifully scented.

And while the dahlia isn’t scented, it is spectacular.

And this is the delicious result…fresh basil and parsley from the garden, capsicum and cherry tomatoes. The spinach was frozen down from last winter. I bought the mushrooms, and red onion. And added feta and parmesan, and fresh ground pepper. The pasta is gluten free.

And that’s Tuesday!

Author: sandysbookaday

I love good quality chocolate. I love the ocean and love to be in, on or beside it. I read any and every where. I am a proud mum and Nana. I like wine, gin, Southern Comfort, a cold Heineken on a hot day. I am very versatile like that. I cross stitch, do jigsaws, garden, and work on a farm. I am an occasional scribbled. I have far too many books I want to read to ever find the time to die. I am an active member of Goodreads as Sandy *the world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* and review on Amazon under the name Sandyj21. My Goodreads reviews are automatically linked to my Facebook page. Groups I belong to and participate in on Goodreads include: The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group; Mysteries and Crime Thrillers; Psychological Thrillers; Reading for Pleasure; Crime Detective Mystery Thrillers; English Mysteries; Dead Good Crime; Kindle English Mystery, All About Books and NZ Readers. April 2016 I made the Top 1% of Goodreads reviewers (As follows) Hello Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*, In our community of readers, you stand out in a notable way: You're one of the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! With every rave and every pan, with every excited GIF and every critical assessment, you've helped the Goodreads community get closer to a very important milestone – the 50 Million Reviews mark!

13 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of my Garden”

    1. Thanks Carolee. I also have another two avocado trees and a fig tree in the garden. Neither of the other two avocados are fruiting yet although one did flower this year. And the fig tree is fruiting for the first time.


  1. So how do you know when the lettuce is ready? Can you freeze the avocado? Do you eat that much guacamole and avocado toast? I’m so impressed with your garden Sandy and you pasta loos amazing!πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. I only plant lettuce that you leave in the garden and pull off the outer leaves so it just keeps regenerating all season. Avoid Iceberg lettuce. Yes you can freeze avocado. Cut in half, remove the skin and freeze on a tray to free flow. Then store in a container in the freezer. Yes! I have Dustin and Luke to help. Luke loves avocado on hash browns for breakfast. Pasta loos?πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚


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