Progress is noticable with the seeds planted a couple of weeks ago
The broccholli is growing like mad. I tried the purple variety this year - just for something different. Behind them on the trellis are some snap peas and some garlic next to them.
Our little Lots-a-Lemons tree has lots-a-buds.
I'll remove most of them and just leave a couple to develop to fruit because it's still a very young tree.
The other older citrus trees are covered in fruit.
We've given away buckets full of limes already and they keep producing. Lucky there are so many wonderful recipes needing limes.
The vegie patch has always been my territory. John constructed the beds and pathways between them for me. He has watered it for me and helped dig through compost sometimes but it’s been MY area.
He hasn’t exactly scoffed at my obsession with growing food but he hasn't shown all that much enthusiasm either. I think he would prefer we bought our vegies from the supermarket rather than the many hours I put into raising them from seed, particularly when my efforts result in a less than spectacular harvest.
One of the problems we have is that I very rarely mark what I've planted and I will plant half a row of something and the other half of the row will be different - like the half row of carrots and half row of parsley. John swears parsley and carrots look the same until you pull them up.
He's already given the potatoes another layer of compost and hay and it's now John who is dragging me out to the vegie patch to show off his babies.
It won't be a complete role reversal but there are obviously going to be some changes. He’s going to have to learn to recognise the plants and I am going to have to learn to share my vegie patch.