Strawberries- I have finally found the secret to growing good strawberries- lots of water! I've just bird netted them too, as I've lost a few nice big juicy ones that I thought just needed one more day to ripen.
Last of the broad beans
One of the sweet potatoes- I hope it's not too wet for them, we had even more rain overnight.
Some of the driveway garden with red poppies in bloom
Grape vines covered in baby grapes
First of the garlic harvest
The largest of our zucchini plants, with flowers. Perhaps a stroke of genius that I planted a border of catmint along this bed. Even though it takes up some productive growing space, it is covered in bees which will help with pollination of zucchini flowers. And it looks pretty.
Our first sunflower- a dwarf variety, that is very short!
2 apple trees with new apples on them, the top one is a Gravenstein, the other is a Cox's orange pippin
One of the many pumpkins that Liv planted a while ago when I cut up a pumpkin and she took off with the seeds.
Potatoes on the left and tomatoes on the right
A kiwi, surrounded by a weed infestation
And a peanut- one of Andrew's experiments. We planted lots last year, and none came up. This year 2 came up. All still looking lush and green at the moment, we've had plenty of rain. Hoping for an abundant summer!
I've been working on a few new summer dresses since my very busy market weekend nearly 2 weeks ago. The shop needed a little restock, so most of these dresses are ready to be custom made, up to girls size 8.
We attended the national day of climate action rally in Melbourne's Treasury Gardens today, and as you can see, it was a beautiful day. We got to hear some great speakers, and be energised in a crowd of people wanting the same thing- action on climate change. It's good to go to these events and see how many people care about our future on this planet, when it sometimes feels like no-one cares. It's always heartening to see elderly people showing their support, and there were many of them there. Looks like there were about 25,000 people there, HUGE!
I'm making final preparations for my markets this weekend, yes I'm now doing two, one Saturday (school), one Sunday (kinder). I've made a few of these doily skirts, up to girls size 8-9. I'll have plenty of bargains on offer, so hopefully it will be a busy weekend!