Transitions in the Garden

As the tomato, zucchini and cucumber plants curl up and offer their last vegetables, they've been replaced by cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, fennel, lettuce, kale, silverbeet, spinach, asian greens, onions, parsley, coriander, chervil, spring onion, beetroot, turnips, broad beans, snap peas, snow peas, garlic and so much more.

For me, this is always a strange time in the garden. I'm sad to see the last of the summer harvests, reluctant to pull up the old plants. It's not until the first cold weather crops are harvested that I begin to feel the excitement of a season beginning, rather than the reluctance of one ending. This year it happened with the new season carrots, they are so fragrant...

...and the snow peas. They are so sweet and crunchy.

The beginning of this new season also brings the beginning of whole a new garden for Malmsbury Kitchen Garden.  Starting just a few days ago with a rotary hoe and a lot of aspirations for future seasons, this new garden triples the size of the Malmsbury Kitchen Garden growing area and will soon be home to our very first flock of chickens.

Here's a little sneak peek.