If you’re planning a trip into Central Otago, give serious thought to arriving in the small town of Roxburgh on a Thursday.
It’s just a matter of weeks before we’re all going to be clamouring for garden seedlings.
It’s been a pretty heady week in vegie land. The reason is that I wandered into our local organic shop and there on the counter were two bags of yakon – YUM!
My trailer is on the road several times a week this month as I haul load after load of bull kelp off the beach and onto the empty garden beds.
In the north, spring is well under way. Broad beans are flowering, garlic is well through the ground (and craving liquid feeding), peas are advancing up their supports and carrots may even be at the stage of requiring thinning. All
Staples aside, I find what we do and don’t choose to grow in our gardens endlessly interesting.