Plant Stories, Garden Thoughts, Nature, Garden Update

Time to Plant some Autumn

THIS is a ‘time to plant some autumn’ harvest, even though we’re in the middle of a very curious Summer.

Allow me to journal…

I ‘topped off’ the huge Costuluto tomato, that’s why there are so many green ones in the picture…but they’ll ripen on the windowsill, and many more will come from what I left. 

From the same little annual veg bed I collected seed heads from the lovely lemon strawflower. And potted up two successful dwarf mulberry cuttings (not shown) I’d stuck in there back at winter pruning. It’s good to pot up and label deciduous rooted cuttings while they’re in leaf – no confusion between sticks in pots. 

I’m adapting to the garden being so messy this cool summer season. Cutting daggy confused and diseased leaves back, tying up or removing wind blown wrecks, and dealing with spring-type weeds (that are usually dead by now because of heat). It’s an adventure to see what can survive this unseasonal season. Some of my lavender didn’t which is surprising. And, east coast NSW gardeners..I’ve never worn winter pyjamas in summer and I did last night. Just me? 

Fitting bits and pieces of this gardening in between life, rain, sometimes heat, wind, storms. Cycling through the beds. But then gardening, like any activity, is Life.

I think more tomatoes, beans, carrots and zinnias for this bed now.

Then on to the next bed when I get a chance and the inclination. Happy adventure gardening to you, It’s good to make time to be back here 💫

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