Freezing: last week’s southerly storm kept blowing cold and wet until Wednesday. On Friday, the next one arrived. I’ve done almost no gardening, everything is sodden, the plants are barely growing they’ve had such a shock with the cold, and the only thing that’s going full speed ahead is the blackbirds excavating every bit of dirt not covered by protective mesh.
Planting: a couple of seedlings, mostly giveaways, that I got at the home and garden show – spinach, borage and lettuce.
Eating: celery, silverbeet, spring onion, various herbs, rhubarb (I only had a little bit from my plant, but I also got some from the market and I cooked both lots up together with with some honey. I’d forgotten how nice it is).
Setting: I’ve seen a couple of tiny pods forming on my broad beans, so here’s hoping I’ll have some soon. I won’t run out of silverbeet either – the stuff I’ve had over the winter is bolting now but the new seedlings I planted at the start of September are looking fairly good and I should be able to start picking a few leaves soon.