Winter in the garden begins during the local Wadandi season of Makuru (winter), when the earth is drinking in the cool rains that blow in with the south westerly storms that regularly cross the coast just to our west. The winter Solstice (shortest day of the year) is during the last week of June, when we prepare our Biodynamic preparation 500 (horn manure).
The days are short, the nights are long and cold with dew in the morning on the vigorous green cover crops in the vineyard. During the cool weather season the garden is growing green vegetables of kales, broccolis, peas, kohl rabi, fennel, green onions, lettuces, dill, parsley, cress, yarrow, calendula, and root vegetables of beetroot,
carrots, turnips, daikon and radishes.
Winter is the season of citrus fruit and we are harvesting, mandarins, limes, lemons, grapefruit, desert limes and cumquats.