This week has seen some mixed emotions; highs due to some wonderful harvests and moments with friends and lows because I lost my Granddad on Monday.
I took to the garden to find comfort and solace during this time; here’s a collection of pictures from around the garden this week.
The brassicas are flowering to form creamy heads of cauliflower and broccoli, chili peppers are maturing on the plant. We’ve had more leafy greens harvested and finished the radishes which become woody if eaten after they have bolted.
We lost a second potato plant but to woodlice rather than slugs, we’re going to be using some of the tips for woodlouse control on Fantasticfarms.com.au. If you’re having issues with woodlice and want to manage them organically, check them out here.
The strawberries are flowering and fruiting prolifically now (bring on the daiquiris and strawberry vodka!) as are the raspberries ripening under the trees. The zucchini (courgettes) growing in pots and containers are ready to start flowering any moment and we harvested our first organic carrot which had a wonderful carrot flavor with heady floral aroma and taste. It was quite something after a long day at work!
Rest in peace Grandaddyio, I love you. X