It was Labour Weekend here in New Zealand which means a long weekend for the workers. I had given Brent a dear hubby list and he worked hard helping me in my vegetable gardens. It was very much appreciated as the digging roots work was a bit past my ability. After not tending my vegetable gardens for four years due to study it was a mission to get every last root and weed out of the garden. Build up the soil and now finally it is nearly time to plant.
Painted Lady runner beans - a heirloom variety.
purple pod beans on bean frame that is not in photo. (view is of boarding cattery I run as a hobby) and my bush bath
RichNZ - to see who can grow the best yams. He showed off a lot this year with his harvest. So far I am winning. BUT there is a story re my yams. The ones I was chitting got all eaten by friggin rats! War is on re the rats. All blackberry has been cut back around chicken coop - I will miss picking the blackberry but rats have made tunnels right under the chicken coop so quite a mission. We are trapping as do not like using bait which can harm our animals as well as hawks etc that pick up the poisoned rats.
Thank goodness for Koanga as I was able to buy some yams ready to be planted - cost me $30. Do you think I've cheated?
Richnz but this is my workstation to insure I get a hearty crop of yams. Liquid fertiliser from seaweed, worm wee and sheep poop tea, Quite the brew!
Giant Russian Sunflowers. I've two trays like this of them and have no idea where I will plant them as they grow 2 meters... But I love sunflowers and thought I'd grow them again this year.
Hope you enjoyed the garden tour. it is soo good to be feeling on top of a small part of my garden,
This weeks job is to weed around all the fruit and nut trees, mulch and plant a herbal lay underneath them.
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