Well it’s harvest time – grapes that is and I’m down in Marlborough camera in hand in the ‘thick’ of it. Wonderful place to be, plucking sauvignon blanc grapes from the vines and munching away on the succulent berries as I dart amongst the greenery taking pics for Toi Toi. Perfect!
It’s time for another The Garden Share Collective update. A monthly community of like minded garden bloggers who put pen to paper to share their vege patches with all those interested – the trials and tribulations of growing your own! Thanks Lizzie.
I was at home this morning, motoring around watering gardens, talking to plants, hoisting out weeds, checking on seedlings that got poked in the soil yesterday – celery, basil (yes I know wrong time of year), lettuce and dill.
Our garden is still feeding us daily. Spring onions, herbs galore, lettuce leaves, chillies, spuds, kumara, walking and red onions, fruit and lots of it! Lovely stewed with a small amount of water, honey and now ripe juicy persimmons are thrown into the pot too. Ah heaven!
The fig harvest has been a monster this year. Wow! This lot went into the freezer this morning.
Another sneak peek into one of my cloches, the growth in one week is surprising.
Lucy, second x Dorpa, big on personality and size!
Dora, a Lavender Sussex waiting patiently for breakfast
My glorious garden with pest protection!
And just because I can .. snapped this phone in Marlborough. Quick ring someone.
Things to do
There is always loads to do.
Fertilise the garden especially the brassicas and peas which have just busted through the dirt
Prune the stone fruit trees, underway (good girl)
Olive harvest – hopefully end of April. Phew, this is going to be a LOT of work
Watch out for slugs and snails
Keep the water up to the gardens, autumn is often dry in Auckland
Shoo the turkeys away. Why, because they ‘really’ annoy me
That’s it … apologies for a hurried post. And as always