Belladonna Bess

An edible garden in Wellington, NZ

The taste of sunshine November 16, 2010

Filed under: Garden — belladonnabess @ 10:30 pm

Eating: strawberries. There’s something about that wonderful intense flavour in a berry still warm from the sun. I ate at least a dozen today.

Also eating: cavallo nero, broad beans, leeks (that look more like big spring onions), carrots, spinach, the last of the celery, lettuce, multiplying onions. I’m liking the cavallo nero – it is easier to chop up than something like silverbeet or cabbage.

Cursing: the aphids on my broccoli. I can’t work out how to clean them off in order to eat it.

Planting: “Pax” gooseberry. It’s a red-fruited one, and a bit more prone to mildew than Invicta. Planted in the weekend.

Netting: the large soft fruit garden.

Installing: a new, retractable hose. The old one was a complete pain to use, kinking and difficult to pull out and wind up. I’ll have a lot of watering this summer with the new fruit trees.

Watering: it’s pretty dry – predicted rain last weekend didn’t come.

Mulching: the berry garden, before I netted it.

Admiring: the growth on my spaghetti squash and especially my pumpkin in the pumpkin pile. It really likes being protected by a plastic bag.

Sowing: a few beans, some Lubyana carrots and some Nigella (sativa and damascena). This was in the weekend.

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