One of my favourite herbs - Borage wow I can not believe I have borage growing in winter this has to be the sunniest mildest winter ever and I am LOVING it.
Planting.... & To Do...
Every morning I am re planting my garlic that the PESKY pukekos have dug up. I don't tend to swear but my language is pretty ripe when it comes to pukeko's in my garden ###@@@@&&&%%%%
I decided not to plant a winter garden just because I had soo much on my plate. But I really really really miss gardening and this week I am breaking my promise and planting some kale - man I've missed harvesting kale from the garden. Lots of weeds have taken over my gardens. But I like weeding I find it especially meditative and something I have soo missed. I didn't realise quite how much I would miss not playing in the dirt.
Brent loves his natives and he has been growing many which are now ready to be planted.
Brent has been cutting back the neighbours trees (with their permission) which have been smothering our cherry trees. So come spring it is going to look extremely pretty with the cherry blossoms out - I can hardly wait! He is going to plant natives next to the fence line - in a few years time we will have natives right around our boundary fence. And lots of native birds too!
Sage leaves picked in winter make a yummy sage tea.
To make gather about 9 leaves and crumble them a bit in your hand so they release their volatile oils.
Bring water to a NEAR boil and pour over the leaves and let it steep for about 5 - 10 minutes
Enjoy your sage tea which is extremely refreshing - You can leave longer to steep but it can come out overly strong - some people may like it like this with a little honey. Just play with your tea to see how you like it.
The Galangal rhizomes are ready to harvest (told yea I had weeds)
Galangal I use where ever I'd use ginger in cooking. It's really hard to grow ginger in New Zealand so I'm happy that galangal likes to grow in my garden
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