Rain, mud and fungi

It’s been raining heavily in Brisbane for weeks. Plenty of rain and mud down at the allotment.  I am lucky enough to own a pair of really good rubber gardening shoes so I can still enjoy a visit to the farm without getting my feet wet.

With the ground being so wet there is not much I can do in the allotment so I’ve been working on improving the footpaths. Plenty of nut grass was running a bit wild along the footpaths so I’ve been digging that out, then I cover the cleared ground with an anti-weed mat. You can do this with old carpet or a thick layer of wet newspapers. Then I cover with wood chip.

When I went to the farm yesterday this is what was growing in the wood chip pile next to my allotment.

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Good to see something’s growing well over at the allotment, but I won’t be frying it with my bacon and eggs.

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