Belladonna Bess

An edible garden in Wellington, NZ

Berry harvest April 17, 2010

Filed under: Garden — belladonnabess @ 10:11 pm

Eating: my very first cape gooseberry, raspberries (Ivory, Waiau, Qualicum and the last of the Ebony), strawberries (mainly white alpine, but I found a big juicy red strawberry in the bed below the asparagus).

Also eating: zucchini (from the fridge, I ripped out my last plant yesterday), mini cabbage, tomatoes, silverbeet, lettuce, and stored potato, shallot and garlic.

Germinating: feral peas from my pea straw

Preparing: the second half of the old zucchini bed (did the first half last week). This just with sheep pellets, cardboard and pea straw as I didn’t have coffee grounds).

Observing: the blackbirds are back, and in a flock of about 6. Digging up seedlings and digging up holes in my path that are about as big as a cat would do. The difference being that cats are bone idle and can barely fit in any digging since they are so busy sleeping and lying around, while blackbirds just dig away at my garden hour after hour.

Transplanting: leeks (seedlings I had grown from seed).

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