The weather has been rather up and down so far this Spring with quite a few days of endless rain and not many of bright sun.
Our “crops” seem to be doing quite well though. My husband is having something of a battle with the slugs but beer-filled slug traps and rows of copper have been laid. I am pleased to say, the slugs seem to be leaving the strawberries alone this year (they appear to prefer decimating the melon plants instead). We have therefore been enjoying fresh strawberries several times a week . . . strawberries are doing so well this year that, not only are we eating them but I’ve also already got over 1kg stashed away in my new freezer. I’m thinking yummy strawberry pavlovas later on in the year ^^
Anyway, this is a photo of today’s harvest. Almost 700g of brocoli, 600g of strawberries and 2 eggs. Miss Moneypenny is still on strike.
I’ve already blanched the brocoli and that will be going into the freezer too. We’ll have plenty more brocoli to look forward to, fresh from the garden, in a few days.
Oh and I actually did some work out in the garden the other weekend! Yes WORK! Wonders will never cease. I was sitting, enjoying some quiet time on my recliner . . . and I happened to look at our garden path
Hubby keeps the grass cut on a regular basis, but he’s not so particular about the edges. Anyway, I decided that the whole thing looked a right mess. If we’re going to have a path, it’s a good idea to actually see the path . . . so I put on my gardening hat (only figuratively) and set to work.
It’s not perfect, but I’ll make sure it stays clear in future, and will buy myself one of those edging tools to keep the weeds and grass under control. I’d also like us to buy a few sacks of gravel, and put that down to help define the path a little better. But that will be a project for hubbie’s retirement. Only one full week of work before he retires. We need to have a few projects in store to help keep him busy.