Finally, some great rain in October and the growth response has been fantastic! We have some green paddocks and with the warmer weather the veggies are jumping out of the ground.
In the market garden we are now well into the transition from the winter to summer crops. The peas, broadbeans, cabbages and cauliflowers are being replaced by tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, zucchinis and capsicums. The root vegetables are still producing strongly particularly the different beetroots and Japanese turnips.
We have also started to harvest our garlic crop and it will be shipped down to Marrickville to be dried.
The adult goats and kids have all received their spring drench, vaccination and feet trimming and our Berkshire pigs have been relocated to fresh a pasture.
On the farm, preparations are being made to plant out an orchard, which will predominantly contain olives, but we are also planting some fruiting figs, mulberries and pomegranates.
The herb beds are also starting to be planted out with a variety of Mediterranean herbs already in as well as a selection of different mints. This will continue to progress over the next month.