It is interesting to follow the blogs of gardeners in the northern hemisphere as they plant their seeds and begin to plant out their seedlings in the spring there.
It makes me feel fortunate that I can grow vegetables all year round.
Things go slowly in the cooler weather here
but they do grow...so long as manage to keep
the chooks and goats out of the patch.
The brassicas are flourishing under their protective butterfly net.
The early purple turnips will be ready for a soup soon.
The garlic is thriving and was even wearing crystal buttons today.
The last lot of broad beans are up
along with the telephone peas and sugar snap peas.
The onions and leeks I planted out don't appear to have grown,
but I know they are putting down roots.
There are tiny kale and english spinach babies in one of the raised beds.
This earlier planting of broad beans are reaching for the sky...
well they are up to the first string anyway.
If only I had a little hot house
or hoop house,
I could be in veggie heaven.