What is happening in the garden…
Winter rains have arrived to quench the soils and multi-species cover crops through the vineyards and gardens. Woodland and Mallard ducks and ducklings forage our biologically rich soils assisting in the cycling of minerals as part of the soil food web. Mulberry, figs and pomegranate have shed their leaves, which are fed to our earth worm farm for diversity and mineral content.
Grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon and calamondin are being harvested and transformed into tasty treats, adding that warming citrus component to our winter menu. Turnips, radish and beetroot and salad greens are handpicked, with staggered plantings ensuring a steady flow of produce. Bunches of baby Leek are being divided and planted out at 150mm spacing, along with garlic cloves which have begun to sprout.
As the sunrise arrives at its most northerly point on the horizon, the winter solstice brings on our time to collect the fresh calcium rich cow manure from our lactating cows, which is packed into horns and buried for 6 months producing the BD 500 preparation for use over the entire farm.
We are currently harvesting…
Lemons, lime, grapefruit, oranges, beetroot, radish, chard, kale, turnip, salad greens, herbs, edible flowers, horse radish.
If anyone has any queries in regards to the garden, please feel welcome to ask… Cheers, Jaimie