Welcome - on this warm but damp day.
Being midsummer here in the Antipodes it means I am spending a fair amount of time in the gardens, in particular the vegetable garden, .
This morning I picked peas before the rain started
I stood shelled them, and discovered I had two cups of peas - the biggest picking so far.
While I was outside I had also planted over 40 leeks, ready for winter
I planted them in what was originally a flower garden, but I figured I can't eat flowers, so when I ran out of room in my main garden this was converted to vegetable duties a couple of years ago - there are still some shrubs there, but they seem to co-habit quite well.
I plant my leek seedlings by dropping them into a hole made with an old broom handle and just leave them there to take root - I don't press the earth over them - the main problem is birds pulling them out, as they love foraging in this particular garden.
This is a photo of the main garden - the white patch is the cloth over the newly planted carrot seed - this way they don't get dug up by cats or eaten by birds - you can keep them under the cloth until they are 3-4 cm tall.
This is a view from the other end - the tall plants are spring onions, which are taller than the pea plants behind them - some one thought they were baby leeks!!
So if you are wondering where I have been, or if I mention my garden in a post, you can now picture where I have been.
Thanks for calling by and sharing this part of my creative journey.
May your day be blessed.