Harvesting from the garden
The autumn garden is providing much abundance
The biggest buzz is our first ever chestnut tree has 8 chestnuts on it in its very first season.
It was planted on top of our beloved Caro cat so she sure is giving it her blessing.
The walnut tree tripled production in its second year - Ali we will catch up to you soon on the walnut count. SMILE.
Feijoas another fruit all our family love and the counting of how many each of us is allowed goes on. I do want to plant more of these.
Talking sheep Tup has done the deed and we should expect little lambs around 28th August.
We are still getting corn
Yet to harvest over this month
Kumera - sure hope we have a bumper crop.one never knows until the digging begins.
Crab apples - I was gutted when went to check on the crab apple tree we have gathered from in our community to see someone had pruned it back hard and incorrectly - the tree is dying I just about cried - our family has soo many wonderful memories going a gathering to this spot.
My very first persimmon on the permission tree. I wonder if it is planted in a good spot as hasn't thrived. I also want to plant more of these trees as I sure love persimmons.
Kiwi's eat your heart out I read growing pomegranates is extremely hard and we will have to agree this is the ripest a pomegranate has ever grown here. Usually they rot on the tree. But with our long dry season we may just get some pomegranates to actually eat. Fingers crossed.
To do in the garden over the month.
finish saving the poppy seeds.
Once the tomatoes have finished - which isn't far away to pull out the plants and start aggressively building up the soil. I've mustard seeds to sow - but been waiting for the rain as ground is soo dry. . Collecting sheep poop to put on the beds. Then some newspaper and pea straw to tuck the beds up for winter. so this rest of the month I will be busy just working on feeding the soil. Gathering leaves to build up the compost piles
I've said I'm not going to plant a winter garden this year - more work on the soil but I am hanging out for some kale so we will see....
Oh and the autumn crocus are blooming - such joyful little flowers.