On Notice: Preparing for Broad Beans

I noticed the first flowers on my broad beans over the past few days. Which means it’s time to get ready for the harvest.


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The Frost Garden: Vegies

We don’t seem to have had as much frost this year as last. It’s been raining a lot. But this morning we had what passes for a heavier frost in our backyard, so I thought I’d show you how the winter vegies I have growing cope.

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Spring: September in the Garden

We live in a cool temperate climate. We get a lot of frost in winter, and often times (or so I’m told, but we have only lived here for 18 months) late frosts in spring, but hot summers. Autumn 2015 was pretty warm until May. Then it has felt relentlessly very cold, including as I type this.  This year was the first year I’ve been planting up my food garden, so I’m extra keen to see signs of spring on its way. Here’s what’s happening at the end of September.


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