Hallett is a place where winter really is wintery, with freezing winds, frost, rain and snow interspersed with sunny winter days that make life special. Here at the Bloke's Garden snow fell one freezing windy weekend, most people would be saying, why bother not much will grow. How wrong you would be.
Beds are filled with different types of brassicas madly producing fresh vegies for our table, along with chard, even some chillies are still fruiting. Waiting in the wings for spring, are peas, snow peas, beetroot, sprouts, carrots, broad beans and asparagus.
Strawberries and raspberries have gone in, along with heirloom apple trees, figs and olives. It may be cold, but we're so fortunate here with good soil and lots of fertilizer provided by the horses. Soon we'll be picking snow peas by the bucket full and trying out loads of different zucchini recipes when the garden goes mad. Nothing tastes as good as vegies from the garden, our asparagus is so sweet and crisp. Can't believe how lucky we are.
Come on spring, we're ready for you.