Eating: broccoli, silverbeet, celery
Doing: not a lot else. The weather is vile. I’m normally pretty sheltered from the southerly, but this one has winds gusting to 140 kilometres per hour and nothing escapes.
Observing: I’m losing the sun about 4.30pm at the moment, when there is sun of course. It is on the garden from about 9 am, so that is a decent number of hours.
Enjoying: I’m excited to have my first celery for the year. Last year, the first time I ate home-grown celery, I found it very strong and it took me some time to get used to it. Now, after a season of my own celery, the commercial stuff now seems rather tasteless. I had heard that celery was difficult to grow, but while it is a bit tricky when small – the seedlings are tiny – it seems easy enough once it is in the ground. Apparently it needs lots of water, but it is winter, in Wellington. Lack of water is NOT going to be a problem!
Learning: plant fewer tomatoes. Plant more carrots.