It's almost the end of Spring!
Life has been busy around here. Nothing spectacular just yet (though there are plans...yes grand plans I may share with you soon). It's just been the *simple* life which somehow and in some way with little one's and an impending festive season plus a fair bit of climbing that back fence, is just as busy as anything else can be... and in the meantime a hot hot Spring has been passing us by.
The garden has been a slightly neglected and needy constant...yet in it's constant way it has not disappointed me but provided.... in both small ways and large.
And so as promised I have a happy seasonal update for you from the patch.
True to the 12 weeks of Spring it is a photo heavy post with indeed 12 springtide photos from right out my back door....
My vernal flowers, fruits and seeds.
So yes there have been flowers and fruits and seeds this season.
There has been pretty coriander.
Rocket and basil to set seed to dry and collect.
There has been a *super* lettuce of the tastiest and largest kind that made us wait before it would seed in the most amazing manner. And right next door is the super beet that is still fattening and still not yet setting seed. But I am patient and will wait for such fantastic genetic pods to resow next winter. Maybe that spot in the garden should be labelled the *super* spot?
There have been herbs, chard, beets, mulberry treats and many many papaya's (still). Salads of all kinds!
There have been small harvests of golden zucchini....before the fruit fly broke my heart.
There have been changes of plans from eating more small golden zucchini to cutting my losses and sacrificing the plants and harvesting all the blooms for a delicious treat of gluten free smoked salmon and fetta stuffed zucchini flowers.
There are cucurbits to fill any belly. Lemon and giant russian cucumbers...quite the novelty....though with the extra heat around this year it is not as lush a display as last but just as productive.
And upon revisiting that the slowing down does sound good too though doesn't it?
With Summer and Christmas just around the corner a little post Spring slowing down could only be a good thing amongst all the munching and replanting of flowers, fruits and seeds that needs to be done here out the back.
P.S Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts last post. It is done now. There was heartbreak, surprising strength and peace that afternoon. And I will heal.