Thursday, August 4, 2011

Terrible Trivia

Today I mulched the vegie patch. 
What? you were expecting something more exciting? I did warn you the title said it all!
But I digress.
There is something about breaking open a new pack of finely shredded cane trash that smells sweetly of molasses and diving your hands into the golden brown texture.
The patch is so massive it took me ohhhhh about 20 minutes to finish and I must admit, it now looks much more loved.
 Here is a bean flower. (we know what it's bean but what is it now boom! BOOM!)
And a newly 'hatched' baby bean
The peas are covered with snow white flowers and the pods should be be starting to pop out anytime.
I feel that I may have have planted to broccoli too late, but we may score some, provided the @$%# grasshoppers leave them alone.

 This year I planted cherry tomatoes. So far so good. Last year they just rolled their eyes and turned up their toes with all the rain. Also have a few 'ferals' from the compost bin spring up. Will probably be hip deep in 'matos this year. Checking under the wee furry hats for the start of the tiny green fruit.
Weather is starting to warm up here and the Southern Oscillation Index has jumped. I have the feeling we are in for another wet summer. Hopefully not as devastating and extreme as last year. Mind you, a nice 25mm of rain would be very welcome.


  1. Your veggies look wonderful! Love those pea blooms. Congrats on breaking ground - blogger seems to have kept that post from my list... grr.

  2. As a matter of fact, I find your garden quite exciting. I love the smell of mulch, compost, and damp soil. No peas or beans in my garden this year but there will be next year. Just wait till you start counting your tomatoes. Peter has been out there again counting and there are now 29 set on our one lonely plant.

  3. Olwen your number 1 daughter ;o)August 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Good stuff Mum... I hope the dvd I sent you is of some use :o) Love you and miss you xxx