Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This first year has been a learning experience in vegetable gardening for me, and I have learned a lot. I see where I will have to make some changes next season, and what plants do better than others, also there are some additional vegetables I would like to try next year.

Bib Lettuce
Won't be long before I am harvesting these.

This is the first time I have planted Kohlrabi. In fact I have never even tasted it, but have been told it is very tasty.

All we need now, are some nice hot days for these to ripen.

These little guys seem to have survived being chewed on by the little rabbit who found its way through the fence.

I folded the leaves over the cauliflower to keep it nice and white. The tarragon, on the right is looking very healthy.

There are four plants in this bed, and I suppose I will be giving them away to anyone who would like some.

Tomatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Swiss Chard, and Strawberries in the tires.

The Peas have a little lean on them after the strong winds we had last night. I have picked peas for four meals so far, and there are still many blossoms on the plants. I hope to have enough to put some in the freezer to enjoy during the cold days of winter.
There are beans on the right, and a new row of peas and beans along the front of the garden bed.
The corn, in the bed to the rear, is not doing well at all, so I don't hold out any hope for corn on the cob, slathered in butter, this year.