After quite a few weeks of leaving the poor garden to fend for itself, with awful consequences, I was able to do some work out there today. We have had about an inch of rain over a couple of days earlier in the week, and so I've been able to at least begin some weeding and organsie the resurrection of a couple of plants.
First of all I moved some of the rocks from the "orchard" patch where they make it very hard to mow the area during the growing season (winter.) These large ones that are left are destined to become a retaining wall for one of my pathways. (I'll need a solid sack truck to move them.)
These capsicum plants survived last winter and even the serious lackof care and water duing the last three months. I have just put another small retaining wall around thema nd "top dressed " their soil with goat poo.
As I have mentioned previously, I wonder how women (for it was mostly women) must have managed their vegetable gardens when people were so much more dependent upon them... prior to the local IGA bringing fresh produce from far and wide.