WELL, Mr Duck Herder ran so fast at the Arboretum Open Day Fun Run he won me this:
A wollomi pine. My very own. I am glad he is so fast.
Hooray. I have always coveted one of these, but always thought them outrageously priced and way too trendy.
In other news, I harvested my first pumpkin today. It isnt a great crop this year.
Tomorrow I REALLY need to dig up the rest of the potatoes, and prepare some garden space for some more autumn plantings.
I bought some ginger today, and realised I haven't bought veggies or fruit for months and months. We are starting to run low on onions - perhaps enough for another couple of months or so. Next spring I will need to remember to plant at least twice as many. We are still harvesting lettuce, beans, eggplant, tomatoes, herbs, silver beet, zucs and cucumbers.
I still have plenty of garlic - should be enough to last until November. (hopefully) We also have heaps of potatoes. I don't really have a good place to store them here. One day I will have a root cellar. That would be very cool. (no pun intended)
I still suck at getting carrots or parsnips to grow. I just don't understand. I have tried EVERY trick in the book.
The new silver beet and beetroot plantings are looking great. Will try and get a photo tomorrow. I have proper English spinach coming up, as well as some Italian broccoli and some late peas, snap peas and sweetpeas. These are all in the glass house doing the toilet roll thing.
And here is my pride and joy - my 4 year old kiwi vines. Hayward are the latest flowering and latest ripening variety. I think it will be at least 4 or 5 weeks until these babies are going to be ready. They just look fantastic.