|Vegie Bed 16|
As it is the 16th of the month, bed 16 in the vegetable patch got some attention today. I also had to catch up on bed 15 because I was too cold to go outside yesterday. I am quite happily surprised that my system that I started last year works for me in keeping on top of the vegetable garden in particular the weeding. One bed per day, corresponding to the day of the month with a few days spare.
Bed 16 is easy peasy this month. Weed around the garlics and tatsoi, pick some chillies and parsley and spread a little compost around everything. The chickens only got half a bucket of weeds out of it but they didn't complain.
I splurged on Friday and bought the ducks a watermelon. They were on special at the supermarket and if you have ever seen ducks tucking into watermelon then you will know that it is money well spent. Cheap entertainment for sure.
One of the success stories from this summers garden was the Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumber. These cucumbers have not stopped producing. They are slowing down now but given that we have had some bitter weather including frosts and sleet they are doing remarkably well. All of my other cucumbers have died off. They have a slightly tart flavour but in my opinion not too sour and are just as cute as can be. I picked these today so a salad is definitely on the menu tonight.