Hope springs eternal

Happy Spring! The first of September, a date we conventionally associate with the start of spring (though I’ve mentioned the observed nature of spring’s beginning/s in earlier posts). And this year it is a happy and hopeful one, after a good wet winter, not too many frosts, and lots of growth.

Soils should be more than top-wet and even if the spring dries up, there should be enough sub-soil moisture to sustain growth through the next few months, with only a few top-ups. One could ‘make hay’ and make the most of the season by growing some plants that we won’t have bothered with in past, drier years because they are use lots of water (think corn, cuke, melons, etc).

The September Growing Notes are now posted, so visit them and see what else to sow and tend to this month. With blossoms, bees and increasing warmth, you’ll be wanting to spend more time in the garden this Spring.

Don’t forget the Produce exchange on Saturday at Dig cafe (10.30-12) and see you in the garden.


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