Spring has sprung

It is the first day of spring and it’s a perfect spring day in Brisbane. Fine and sunny, it’s now well over 40 days since we had rain.

So I took myself over to the allotment armed with the hose pipe to give the plot a good watering. My last visit was just three days ago and I was surprised to see that some of my veggies seem to have had a growth spurt in the meantime.  Very satisfying to see, but I was surprised how they have come on because although I have been watering, it’s not the same as a good downpour.

Then I took a leisurely stroll around the community garden with the camera.

Flowering brassica

Flowering broccoli

The harvest, cos lettuce, Italian kale, silverbeet

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 20:19:39

    GREEN THINGS! You lucky woman you! I am starting to lust after fresh green things (other than cabbage…) and they are the very first things that this little black duck is going to plant in her new garden veggie beds. Thanks for reminding me that spring in Queensland is like summer in Tasmania lol 😉

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Sep 02, 2012 @ 19:06:18

      Thanks for visiting Fran. Looking forward to hearing about your new garden veggie beds when you get them planted out.

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      • narf77
        Sep 04, 2012 @ 07:28:30

        All sorts of ideas ruminating about Jean and we can get our seedlings started on a heat bed and in the glasshouse so we might just get a crop of corn this year! Still toying with the edible black variety that I saw at the local store…interesting (and would hide any bug chewed bits lol ;))

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