The bed of brassicas in the foreground of this photo needs clearing - one cabbage has gone to seed, the caulis are past their usefulness, and the brussel sprouts are also bolting.
Next to it is the bed of lettuces, spring onions and leeks. The leeks are starting to come into their own, but the lettuces are bolting. I'm going to pull the rest of these out this week. The spring onions around the lettuces are also starting to grow flower stalks - I will use some up, then freeze or dehydrate the rest.
I haven't decided exactly what I will be planting in this bed yet, but I'm leaning towards planting each bed in rows of different plants, mixing some flowers in with the food crops too.
I have seen the first of the white butterflies flitting through my garden this week, so the days for brassicas are strictly limited now anyway.
The grapevine and blackcurrants are bursting into leaf.....My three year old red currant and gooseberry bushes are showing signs of their first every flowers and developing fruit...the apple and quince trees are beginning to blossom, bees are working the various flowers....
The bed behind where I had zucchini last year is looking a bit bare. The miscellaneous silverbeet plants are making a good recovery now the chickens can't get into the yard. I have plans for this area - more on that soon.
Well, that's it for this month's photos. I'll create a separate post with some more photos of different parts of the garden, along with all the ideas and plans I have for them.