vegetable

SPRING SURPRISES

enthusiastic weeds on the sheep manure pileOne of the things I love about gardening is the unexpected arrivals.  After being away for three weeks we had a predictable explosion of spring weeds – sticky weed, nettles and grasses especially.   Many of them arrived with the sheep manure dug up from under the woolshed a few months ago.

Also expected were the running-wildly-to-flower brassicas Continue reading

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UMBELLIFEROUS

I get a certain amount of flak for my untidy veggie garden.   I let things go to flower and seed and see what comes up from them next year.  I love that I can grow carrots without having to do anything at all but throw around a bit of compost.

veggie garden wide with carrotsI enjoy the flowers.

That’s where I learned my new favourite word.

It’s a mumbling, ominous-sounding adjective that doesn’t really suggest the prettiness and regularity of an umbrella shaped flower. Continue reading