Thursday, 11 August 2011

Winter rain, winter sun.

We have had rainy, dull days for a couple of weeks,a dn about 30mm (more than an inch) of rain in the past week.  It's been hard to get washing dry (hanging it around the kitchen fire after dinner is the usual method) and I've been avoiding the soggy garden paths, hoping that the vegetables were out there enjoying it on their own.  The pathway to the clothesline is overgrown and still wet....
 The garlic is doing well....
 ....  I had mulched it with seaweed (from middle beach) and given it a dose of seaweed fertiliser and it is looking really good.

The other vegetables are looking very healthy.  This is the third to last of this particular crop of cabbages....
 .... there are plenty more brassicas to come and then I'll need to replant some of these gardens as spring approaches.  We are eating well.

The wattle is flowering beautifully this year....
... wattle is our national flower and this one, black wattle, seems to flower best in mid-winter.

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