Even the plants in my garden looked relieved and revived.
This is my rosemary bush with the mist dripping off the end of the leaf spikes...
My Black Pearl chilli plant is ready to harvest...
And I figured that it was the perfect day to plant out my sprouting broad beans. A week or so ago I popped them into a seedling tray, so that I could give them some TLC whilst they were sprouting - I didn't want the heat to cause any damage before they had even had a chance to start along their intended course in life :-)
|Broad beans in the front and newly planted|
pea trays in the background
They seem to love their newly prepared possie - they have been relegated to the recycled bath - it is one of the few spots in my back garden which gets sun in winter, and I reckon that their roots will have plenty of depth to spread. Also, having them in the bath will prevent my having to irrigate the entire back garden (not that it is that big) for the sake of a couple of area's which are planted up with winter crops. Have to save water where, and when, I can :-)
|Broad beans have been planted at the back|
and the peas have been sown at the front
But, reading other blogs (from the northern hemisphere) where everyone can't wait to get their gardens started for the new season, I realised that I am very fortunate. I can grow crops all year round - we don't get frost, and if any snow falls in Cape Town, it is mainly on top of Table Mountain.
So I still have the last of my tomatoes, mealies (sweetcorn), aubergines, green bush beans and radishes to harvest, and I have newly planted broad beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots, onions and garlic all popping their cheeky little heads above ground.
I'm relieved that I don't have to wait until August / September to get back into my garden - don't know what I'd do with myself if that happened :-)