Friday, August 26, 2016

This Week in the Garden: The Final Week of Winter!

After last week's lovely warm sunny weather, things are back to wet and chilly winter weather for our last official week of winter.  Fortunately, I managed to squeeze in a few final transplants on the weekend before the rain, and the wet weather will help them (hopefully) settle into the garden. I have a pile of Mexican limes on the kitchen counter, and that's the last of the winter citrus from our young trees, although the Mexican lime is going to bear a bumper crop and they are already plumping up.  If you are ever looking for a easy-grow container citrus, do consider a Mexican lime.  The winter veggie patch still has an abundance of beetroot, parsnip, and carrots that need eating (any recipe or preserving ideas?) so that I can clear space and re-condition the soil before it's time to plant the summer veggies. I haven't started any seeds yet, but it's time to get onto that task. I do have some avocado seeds that I've been veeeerrry sloooowly sprouting in water, but that's more for experimental interest than for food - at least for the next 10 years or so!  What's happening in and around your garden this week?  Whatever your garden/green news, we would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.