Every plants grow very slowly at our front yard in winter because our plants did not received much sunlight at this corner of our garden in winter. All of them are mostly growing in shade. If it is a sunny day, there are lucky to receive sunlight about 2 hours or so. So we usually plant herbs, leaf vegetables or brassicas in winter at this area and avoid growing allium family as they won't do well with lack of sunlight. Although leek can be forgiving sometime. We already have 2 seasons of nice harvest of cauliflowers and broccoli grown at our frontyard. Hopefully, this season will be a nice repeat performance. However, compared with previous years as main were usually cauliflower and broccoli, this year the variety that we grow are more than double the number of varieties last season. Thank you blogger friends who has inspired me to try new things and generous gardeners from Adelaide Hills and Plains Seedsavers group. At least this part still received some sunlight in sunny days. But wait until the next spot.
This patch in front of the kitchen window do not received any direct sunlight at all in winter but blazing hot in summer. The perennial polyanthus does very well here. Our polyanthus plants are starting to bloom one by one. It is actually blooming very much earlier than previous year. Something wrong with the weather, it makes the polyanthus clock goes wrong. We grow celery here every cool season because this is the most suitable spot to grow them. I think it is because the soil here fit their requirement to grow well even with lack of direct sunlight. Moreover, less evaporation in this area and celery needs a lot of water to grow well,This are self-sowed Crisp and Tender Celery that I transplanted last fall. Must thin them, I thought some will not grow well so I planted really close since we had so much seedlings.
No direct sunlight either at this corner in winter, totally in shade.
Growing under our 2 dahlia trees.
All are newcomers in our garden this cool season~Rainbow chards, Witloof chicory, silverbeet, chervil and purple vienna kohlrabi. You might noticed some ragged plants which is summer plants.
Another veggie bed in shade. More than 10 different type of plants growing here.
Sunny day we had helped those cherrytime capsicum to start turning red.
A miracle in this winter season.
I used to whine about most of the space that we can grow plants are in shade in winter.
But the plants can grow in shade is just patience.
They grow very slow compared with plants that received a lot of direct sunlight.
When spring come and the sun direction change they pick up growth.
They still reward the gardener if she or he is willing to wait.