THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN THE COOLER MONTHS
The rain has been good for our vegetable garden, especially so since the beds were recently enriched with raked in blood and bone, Dynamic Lifter, home made compost and lime. Onions and alliums seem to do well in winter so we grow golden shallots, spring onions and garlic as well spinach, silver beet and celery. The celery is grown in plumbing tubes and the greens are protected by hand made wire cages. This is a no dig garden and it is never stepped on. Access is via a plank of wood placed across the eight bays. The basil is still growing strongly and the sorrel plant has produced lots of lovely new leaves. There is a pumpkin ready for inside and another growing. The fertile soil has also produced lots and lots of nasturtium and French marigold seedlings which will be plucked out and planted in the right positions, ready for spring and summer crops as companion plants.