It may have been the first day of Winter today, but I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to spend outside working in the Country Garden. The hills around the Yarra Valley were shrouded in low, wispy cloud as I drove up, after a night when the temperature dipped below zero, then slowly the sun warmed up the countryside and the clouds burned away to a perfect, still, sunny winter day.
Today was spent removing the last of the summer/ autumn crops and transplanting seedlings into the protection of the big beds so I could put the covers on them and help the plants survive the cold winter Valley nights.
|The seedling nursery|
|Red cabbage seedling snuggled into straw courtesy of the |
City Garden chook shed
|The second brassica bed - broccoli, brussels |
|Asian greens that look almost too good to eat|
|A whole bed of broad beans!|
|The fennel is thriving and doing much better this time around with |
the mounded mulch. Check out my delicious lunch here...
|The silverbeet just keeps going...|
|...as does the cavelo nero. What fabulous vegies they are!|
|The peas are entwining themselves up their supports|
|And finally at the end of the day it was time to put the covers |
on for winter.