piggs in the garden

every garden deserves a visit from a camel

the winter crops of cauliflower, leeks, shallots and cabbages have all finally been harvested and enjoyed within the gourmet meals at yellow billy restaurant. our summer crops of corn, beetroot, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, zucchinis, rainbow chard and purple bush beans are well and truly getting a growth spurt.

In the kitchen garden close to yellow billy restaurant, the great wall of basil features quite strongly with sweet basil, thai basil, greek basil and purple basil all reaching a stage of readiness for harvesting as seen in the photo below.

There’s nothing quite like the taste of organically grown potatoes freshly harvested from the soil. we have sebago potatoes planted in 4 different stages this season in the garden, with the first stage getting closer to the time for harvesting.

one of our new additions to the piggs peake gardens is the bush food area. to create the bush food area, we have used a special blend of soil suitable for native plants with a leaf mulch cover to replicate the effect of a natural forest floor. The new garden features lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, blue lilly pilly, finger limes, mint bushes, riberry, davidson and burdekin plums, ginger, and a recent arrival murnong the yam daisy which features in one of our photos today. murnong was once a part of the staple diet of indigenous people in south-eastern australia prior to cattle and sheep changing the extent of the natural vegetation cover.

as you can see in a couple of the photos an appearance by the christmas camel checking out the growth of the tomatoes and corn recently provided a highlight in the vegetable garden.

if you’d like to revisit our website again soon to check our blog, piggs in the garden, we’ll post some updates on the progress of our summer crops.