What’s growing in my garden?

A couple of months ago I posted a photo of my newly planted tomato seedlings:

Here they are today:


One is a cherry tomato plant, hence the smaller size. I actually thought they were both cherry tomatoes but now I’m not so sure. There’s a bean shoot growing in there too. I’ve probably got too many things in that one sack but they seem to be doing well and I can see the beginnings of small tomatoes at last. That’s not bad for a climate where most days are about 10 or 11 degrees celsius.

I’ve also got several cucumbers which I grew from seed fairly recently. Here’s one of them:


My strawberries are looking good:


And I’ve got lots of kale, also grown from seed, which I can start pulling and eating the leaves from now:


Those are sunflowers on the left in that last photo. I’m not sure what to do with them. I didn’t mean to end up with so many and I think it’s too cold here to put them outside in the garden but they’re getting really tall.

My garden is also taking off and there are so many things growing that I’m not sure what’s a weed and what isn’t. Having grown up in Brisbane where the foliage is so different I’m still unsure what all the different species here are. But then one person’s weed is another person’s flower. For instance, a lot of people here regard poppies as weeds because they grow so prolifically and self-seed all over the place but I adore them. They’re everywhere in my garden and just starting to flower now:


Once upon a time people used to view daffodils as weeds too. I’ve also got what I think are perennial cornflowers which I think some people regard as weeds but I love them.


They look nice indoors: