A tiny garden unfurls

nasturtium || cityhippyfarmgirl

It being October and all, it seems Spring has thrown a little of it’s extra super growing power into my tiny potted garden.

At night when we sleep, everything seems to power on ahead. Green-berries become blue, nasturtiums run rampant, cumquats multiple, and volunteer tomato plants declare any unclaimed space their own.

For a tiny garden that comes from a few plastic and ceramic pots in a shaded concrete courtyard, well, I’m absolutely delighted to watch the unfurling.

What are you growing at the moment?

permaculture in pots || cityhippyfarmgirl

mint || cityhippyfarmgirlblueberries || cityhippyfarmgirl

It being October also means, the nation wide Garage Sale Trail is coming up this weekend. An easy way to sell on a few things you don’t need anymore, get to know your neighbours, make stronger ties in your community and perhaps even schnaffle a few bargains for your self.

The Garage Sale Trail is on this Saturday 24th October.

16 thoughts on “A tiny garden unfurls

    • Julie, the blueberries have taken their sweet time in being abundant but finally I think both of my little bushes are looking happy and giving out accordingly. The blueberries very rarely actually make it inside before being demolished! Keep at them 🙂


  1. We are going into hibernation here having harvested our last tomato of the year. There are still apples to be picked but getting to the ones on the top branches is tricky.


  2. Just beautiful Brydie. I love this time of year – the weather is just warm without being overwhelmingly hot, the Spring flowers start to bloom, cool breezes bring the scent of freesias and fresh-cut grass. Although I don’t have a proper ‘garden’, I am loving the new buds on my potted tomatoes and new sprouting greens that have ‘reseeded’ themselves! My friend Erin has mulberries, blueberries and plenty of veggies and I am getting excited about the pending blueberry harvest. Yours look gorgeously plump and delicious. I can’t wait to see what you make with your produce xx


    • aaaah the scent of freesias is divine isn’t it, just gorgeous. Those and jasmine are probably my favourite. I try and inhale so deeply I may well inhale the whole flower sometimes.
      Mulberries are a favourite round here too. Just waiting for the local tree to hurry up and ripen before we push the birds out of the way in order to fill a bucket…can’t be too much longer surely!


  3. You have a fine potted edible garden. We potted what we could when we moved off the mountain and we kept everything in pots for a year now until we can find a more permanent space. I think small potted gardens are just as important and rewarding as big planted gardens. We found sneaky toms in our strawberry pots last Summer it was pretty exciting for the kids.


    • definitely just as important Zena, as you can slot those little tubs of green goodness anywhere you can. Incredibly satisfying seeing bees and other beneficial critters hanging out too.
      (And hooray for sneaky tomatoes.)


  4. I just luuurrrvvve seeing what others are doing in their gardens, thank you for sharing. Mine was a collection of mismatched pots placed where it was convenient for me (right outside the back door) due to injury and a few other issues. However in September a group of angels arrived and took charge. I now have my many trees in the ground and two veggie wicking beds (well the smaller one I managed to make myself although it took four months LOL). I am loving watching it change from day to day, collecting the things that are almost big enough to start harvesting from and eating from beautiful produce all grown within meters of my kitchen. This week my favourites are the handfuls of blueberries to add to my homemade yoghurt for breakfast, jumping up and down with excitement over my first thornless blackberry flower and beginning to hunt out recipes for eggplants as my three varieties are flowering well. Oh! and I am trying to control myself adding more and more to the veg bed because those there already will need room to stretch of course!


  5. Its really interesting to see how far behind our Tassie gardens are to your gardens further up north. My tomato seedlings are tiddlers, almost indistinguishable from their weedy mates at the moment. Its very dry here and we are watering already but we gave away a goodly proportion of our potted specimens and are watering the rest predominately with what we would have been sluicing down the tap last year (for shame 😦 ). We moved Stevie-boys bonsai babies to the deck so that they, too, can take advantage of the sink water and so far, Earl has managed to put aside his natural desire to eat them (we can only hope). I had a nasturtium invasion in Sanctuary last year that makes me twitch at the sight of them now but they do look very pretty in flower and they certainly cover a lot of ground in their quest for world domination. They also act as a decoy plant for whitefly (I found out too late after pulling most of mine out!) so I am letting what remains decorate the exterior portions of Sanctuary. Loving seeing how everyone’s gardens are coming on 🙂


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