It's a cold and windy day (the Roseworthy data says 13.9 degrees) but with the promise of rain, I'll manage though I really hate cold weather.
Roseworthy is the closest weather station to us...
I have been out and about and, having not planted anything for more that a week, I put some green pea seeds in the spot that I had removed the cauliflowers from yesterday. (Two of those are in the freezer.) I have covered the peas with wire so that the blackbirds can't get them, and they are nice and wet. At this temperature, they'll take a while to come up, but I'll check them regularly.
After the rocket photos that I'd posted yesterday, I realised that I hadn't shown the leafy parts at all. This is what we eat, but they grow wild now, so I don't think of them as "garden vegetables" really. They are good though.I also found some dark centred calendula that I had ben looking for yesterday. I like these flowers very much, but they don't seem to be as vigorous as the all-yellow ones. I always save the seeds from these and put them in the most advantageous places, where they are most likely to succeed.
I went on to pull some weeds from one of the vegetable patches... and I found this funny sour sob leaf (below). There is one normal leaf and the funny one (same plant) showing here. The little lobes of the leaves look a lot like horse shoes. (Small things amuse small minds!)
The picture below shows a patch of broad beans growing near the back fence, beyond the neat rows that I have planted and photographed before. This is where I threw the last of the seeds from the jar after planting. I won't be staking them or caring for them or anything, but I'll harvest any beans that they produce!
This is yet another cauliflower that is growing rapidly. This is the plant that I photographed a few weeks ago with a nice crop of aphids on it. I poured the soapy dishwashing water (yellow bar of laundry soap) over them for a few days and this is the result. Another cauliflower.... without aphids.