The weather has been a bit mixed but Ohope Beach on a good day is hard to beat
|tide pool examination, West End Ohope Beach|
A cat's eye view of the edge of the vegetable patch
Harvested the garlic on the 31st as it was s'posed to rain and it had been a good dry spell till then. It was all lying down and going quite yellow so it was time.
|garlic lying down with yellowing leaves|
|part of the garlic harvest|
|a few fat bulbs amongst the garlic|
|empty garlic patch ready for other things|
I did read that the yellow variety of courgette is more resistant to the mildew that besets them. Though a spray of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda in a pint of water makes a pretty effective spray for keeping it at bay.
|Zucchini and beetroot seeds soaking|
The plum tree is laden with fruit and the odd one has been falling off, nice for eating after a few days ripening indoors. I gave the tree a good shake and a dozen fell down for us to gather before the wax eyes peck the sweetest bits.
|wonderful fortune plums|
|the view from underneath|
|sweet 100 tomatoes ripening|
|fennel flower for fennel seeds later|
I alternated green (dwarf top crop) and yellow (dwarf golden wax) again, gives a nice mix.