Patchwork | March in the Garden
Our garden is starting to see great growth! All watered from our shower and kitchen sink water. We literally haven't turned the hose on to water the grass, veggies or plants even once since November 1st 2016. It's so sad that it took a near-drought to get us to realise what we should have known and been doing all along.
But we live and learn, yes? I have found that most things we need to learn about life can be learned in the garden.
Autumn is officially here, and the signs are presenting themselves slowly - the Autumn equinox, when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are of equal length, is on the 20th of March.
I saw a few leaves had turned red in Newlands forest a few weeks ago, and there's a slight nip in the air in the evenings. We still have lots of sun, but it's becoming less harsh - this is great for veggies! No doubt we're all hoping, holding thumbs, dancing and praying or doing whatever each of us does, for rain. 'It's a matter of time sounds' like an appropriate mantra. Maybe take a few minutes out to notice what's happening as this season changes, to the garden, to the climate, and to ourselves.
In the meantime, while we trust nature to take care of herself but don't shirk our responsibility to do our part, here's our March List:
Bush and climber beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Calendula, Carrot, Chard/Spinach, Celery, Chinese cabbage, Chives, Chilli's, Kale, Kohlrabi, Globe artichokes, Leeks, Leaf mustard, Lettuce, Onion, Parsnip, Parsley, Peas, Radish, Rhubarb
Gabriella Garnett for Patchwork Group