Winter Gardening

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  Now as you all know it is autumn here in the sunny Mangamahu valley.  One of the many things mummy has been doing is preparing the garden to begin planting winter vegetable plants.


She planted 18 broad bean seeds and 17 germinated.  She thought that was pretty good.

The broad bean seedlings planted in the garden. The netting is to keep those pesky chickens out until the plants get bigger.

Her cauliflower plants are growing.  Just as well, because due to the bad weather we have been having in New Zealand the price of vegetables has shot up.  Cauliflowers are selling for up to NZ$10 EACH.

There are three cauliflowers growing and there are more seedlings to be planted out.

Tiny coloured silverbeet seedlings.

Today, she is going to plant garlic in an already prepared garden bed.

Would you like to see some photos of Itai, taken by sister when she was home from uni-ver-si-ty last month.  Of course, you would.

Love from the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

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8 Responses to Winter Gardening

  1. Your Lady sure has a pawsome green thumb! With the price of cauliflower it is a very good thing!

  2. chesterspaniel says:

    Thank you for showing us your winter gardening. Good luck! We are having early spring here in New York State. And yes, those are very nice pictures of Itai!

  3. Foley, Pocket and River Song says:

    Wishing you the best of luck with your gardening

  4. The OP Pack says:

    We bet that cauliflower is going to be so tasty, since it is fresh from the garden.

    Happy Mother’s Day to your Mom.

    Woos – Lightning and Misty

  5. Kismet says:

    Ten bucks is expensive. Just as long as sunflower seeds are cheap.

  6. sandy921 says:

    That is expensive! I hope you don’t snack on it first : )

  7. your mom has magic green paws! and that’s a clever idea to raise your own veggies, so your mom has more wonga to buy treats for the bestest maremmas :o)

  8. Itai is just the cutest thing in the world. The second cutest thing in the world is that little cauliflower growing! Adorable!

    Love and licks,

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