When I look out from my house towards the garden I see an unruly tangle of olive trees, eucalyptus trees, rosemary, succulents and off to one side my pride and joy, the vegetable garden. There are also weeds, mud, things that need pruning and paraphernalia belonging to dogs and children.
There are creeks and dams expertly dug by George and Annabelle’s mud kitchen used for whipping up gourmet mud cakes.
Once upon a time my garden was polished and pretty, nowadays it is a lot more practical, shall we say!
In amongst all of this the vegetable garden continues to thrive, largely thanks to copious amounts of horse manure, plenty of winter rain and a little bit of luck. This year I planted my entire winter crop from store bought seedlings rather than raising seeds as I have done in previous years. Seedlings certainly got my crop off to a quick start.
I have been gifting cauliflower and broccoli to friends and neighbours as well as using them in every imaginable way myself. Homemade pasta seems like an obvious partner for home grown broccoli teamed with plenty of salt, pepper and chunks of parmesan.
The warm weather has me thinking about my summer crop. Manure and mulch needs replenishing and I am yet to decide between quick and easy seedlings or the rewarding process of raising seeds.
How is your garden growing?
Brassica city at your place?
Wishing you some sunshine and fresh vegetables on your Sunday.