My garden has been blessed lately, with a good mixture of rainy days and sunny ones. Most things are flourishing and I haven't had to desperately run around with a watering can like I do when it's sunny for too many days in a row. (Don't you just love my positive spin on Wellington's rainy weather?)
A couple of weeks back I threw a whole lot of Zoodoo pea straw around my newly planted seedlings. Pea straw deters weeds, encourages water retention and provides nitrogen. It has made life a lot easier for me, since I haven't had to weed as much. I like it when a little bit of work early on, saves a whole lot of work later!
Here's a photo gallery of how some of my gardens are looking at this end of spring.
|The bottom terrace of our backyard.|
|Lily sitting in the apple tree next to our flourishing bed of potatoes.|
|Beans, carrots and cauliflower, plus last year's lobelia blossoming again.|
|Tomatoes, basil, leeks, carrots, beans, cauliflower and lobelia.|
|Zucchini / Courgette plants in their bed of pea straw.|