I was made redundant a few weeks ago and so that has meant more time in the garden, which I'm really enjoying. And now that we are in the dry season, its a good thing too, as the patch needs plenty of water. Our soil is on the clay side of things and when it dries out, its not pretty. But if you keep the water up to it, its beautiful. So I've just come back up to the house after doing just that. And here's how it looks
This bed is full of chard which is mostly to feed the girls with. They get into a full on cat fight when you throw half a dozen leaves it - its really quite unbecoming girls. I've planted some new seedlings to keep the production up and thankfully they've taken quite well. Below is the next crop of onions (if you look carefully). I cleared out the old basil that was there, mulched it up and then put the seedlings in. If you strain your eyes, you can see two lines of green on the left side of the bed, or you may have to trust me on that. You should be able to see the lettuce that's now growing happily in the shade of the eggplant and the celery.