Garden quick peeks

So far, there is no movement at all with the no dig poataoes. I'm not expecting shoots to burst through the straw overnight or anything. But I have had a quick peek under the straw and most of the potatoes look like they've only been under there for five minutes...

 hmmmm...

hmmmm...

hmmmm...

I think the problem is that it is all just too dry. Luckily my lovely neighbours have a giant pile of soil that they need to shift so we put five wheelbarrow loads over the straw which will hopefully help retain more moisture.

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hopefully this makes a difference

Here are some more quick peeks at what else is happening in the garden (and kitchen)

 the direct sown peas are a big success

the direct sown peas are a big success

 baby rockmelons

baby rockmelons

 baby watermelons

baby watermelons

 more uses for coffee bags

more uses for coffee bags

 Capsicums growing

Capsicums growing

 eggplant plants

eggplant plants

 lots of little squash

lots of little squash

 perilla growing

perilla growing

 I'm loving all the flowers, like these poppies

I'm loving all the flowers, like these poppies

 and these poppies

and these poppies

 sunflowers...

sunflowers...

 cucumbers in the kitchen

cucumbers in the kitchen

 tomatoes in the kitchen

tomatoes in the kitchen

 khol rabi in the kitchen

khol rabi in the kitchen