So we are now done with markets for this season. I decided to finish early this year as family commitments were clashing a bit over the March period - and as I started working from home to be more accessible to my family, I really must make the effort to remain so! Plus the added issue of losing two greenhouses to wind this year meant I had less stock than I was happy with. However - spring will return to rejuvenate us all, and so too shall the next market season!
We are starting to see a bit of a change in the weather patterns now - it feels a little less summer like and the mornings are noticeably darker. We are working hard to get the plants to a point where they will survive the winter without too much hands on fussing. I will be clearing out the weaker specimens and taking care to move the more cold sensitive plants to the warmest part of the garden. But it isn't all over yet and we will surely have more good weather soon!
In the meantime I have my winter vege to prick out and prepare for planting out into the garden. I have been so busy with plants for market that our own vegetable garden was almost non-existent this year. It will be nice to get a late crop in so we too can enjoy the exceptionally good flavours of home-grown veg. I have started a good mix of brassicas and winter greens and will even be so cheeky as to try a run of carrots before it gets too cold. Add to that another lot of spuds in buckets and we should have a few nice meals as winter sets in.
As always - we are still here to fill orders for delivery (or arranged pick up) over the winter break so do get in touch if there is something you need. I will be continuing to post new stock as it come ready for sale, so keep watching the website (which I am to update again shortly) and our Facebook page to stay up to date with what we have available.
See you all soon!
I'm Kimberley, and I live in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I am very passionate about growing strong healthy plants that enrich us and our environment. Welcome to my place - feel free to look around!