I can definitely feel my shoulders and biceps though...
Spring is here and we're back in the garden. My crazy friend A and I had this crazy idea to try and grow enough to keep us in veggies year round. Oh and do it chemical free and by hand to boot. Because you know, it's not like we both work and have kids and husbands and houses to look after as well or anything...
But we're well on our way. We have:
(Wintered from last year)
brown onions (ready June)
Spanish onions (ditto)
a few stray carrots
a forgotten daikon
negi leaks (these take a year to mature so it's an ongoing process)
four varieties of potato (Andes, May Queen, Danshaku and Yukon Gold)
four varieties of beans (don't know English names sorry)
(In seed trays or punnets waiting to be planted)
four varieties of tomato (roma- thanks mum!, medium sized, yellow cherry, red cherry)
two varieties of pumpkin (what we unPC Aussies call a Jap pumpkin and a larger one)
three varieties of eggplant (long and skinny, round Western style and regular Japanese style)
radishes (M and A's garden)
(still to be purchased)
beans for drying
Phew! Makes me tired just writing it all down!
Today the negi and potatoes got put in and we worked out a rain shield for the tomatoes- too much rain in the wet season and they split and rot- don't have that problem in drought conditions Australia!
I really like eating fresh, home grown, picked 5 minutes before you need them vegetables but right at this very moment I'm ready to find my point card and head to the supermarket!