The vege patch is in a state of lovely chaos and bee heaven. The lettuce has bolted to seed and the purple carrots are following suit, both led by the early season firecracker blooms of dill and endless weeds in the crushed granite paths. Any desire for a tidy up is outweighed by the clear joy of our residents bees, both those from our hive and the natives. When it all gets bit much (when I need to plant anew, or simply can't move between the beds), the excess will be removed and fed to the chooks and ducks (including 3 Indian runner ducks, my Christmas present from the boys😊). I will leave the latest flowers to keep the bees happy. Amidst the rebellion there are cucumbers, zucchini, beetroot, carrots and kale to harvest, reliable rhubarb, and aubergine and capsicum maturing. There are Edward's sunflowers too, planted out a little late, but better late than never! The tomatoes are ripening, though nothing like the abundance of last year - washing baskets full and the freezer bulging. I am a very haphazard vege gardener, a lot of our harvest comes from self seeded bits and pieces left in place to see what happens. The resultant muddle is usually enough to keep bellies topped up, and the honey flowing. Everyone content!
Happy week all.