Normally by now I’d have a crop of greens in, a green manure going, and even garlic and broad beans planted. But still awaiting the prolonged summer vege harvest. Eggplant have been hardy and promising, tomatoes short and very sweet. Zukes and pumpkins still offering flowers. Things have been very micro-climate (and water) dependent. It’s a bit confusing. But most of our garden survived the summer blast, which arrived in October last year. We’re still accommodating, reacting, hoping. Being optimistic, which gardeners tend to be; awaiting the next season and what it might teach, reward. Thinking what plants should stay and what might not.
But our Chinese Quince are looking promising, and the birds haven’t found them yet.
So, the April Notes are now posted, not with huge confidence, but assured of lunar and planetary influences. Also at our last working bee (quite productive, thanks to the gardeners and especially Dawn) people were asking about the pomegranates which are looking pretty good. There’s more and added info about them here on the Crop Notes page – along with notes about all our garden crops, but that’s probably due for an update too. Along with our recipes pages. A hint?!
We have rescheduled our Neil Tait wokshop til late May, in part because the fire restriction season has as well, but also because we’re not quite prepared. We hope you will be by then too, to come and partake of pizza oven makings and to learn how to make them, and fire the oven, as well.
Stop by the next Produce Exchange outside dig cafe on Saturday 2 April, bring your excesses from the garden or pantry, or just come and catch up. We’re still working on the working bee areas in Quadrant 2 till the next working bee in late April.
And enjoy Autumn’s garden, at last.