Wednesday, 4 January 2012


I have been planning this blog for sometime now... but like many things on the 'to do' list has to wait around until lazy day over  the Christmas break... Now's not exactly the best time to start documenting my challenge as there is not much coming out of the garden. The last of the winter crop- the belated snow peas and Japanese daikon are well and truly finished and the girls are now on summer holidays thanks to a pre-Christmas bout of broodiness!  The summer vegies (tomato, eggplant, climbing beans and capsicum) are yet to deliver but are all thriving and showing positive signs of bountiful harvest to come...  Thankfully the sweet basil and the thai basil have been thriving too and providing good pickings for summer salads and the amazing tomato that sprung up out of the Japanese burdock pot last year miraculously survived the winter and is now providing the odd tomato or two. The real standout for the summer has been the raspberries... after years of drought, last year the rain sent them ballistic! As they fruit on the last years canes... its taken until this year to really enjoy the harvest. The rains this year have ensured I have had bucket loads of them and the new growth means despite the fact I am going to need to do some major thinning (raspberry canes anyone?) next year will hopefully be equally abundant.

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