Looking back I seem to now be posting once a month instead of once or twice a week. Maybe this is my new normal. In fact I told my daughter in Germany that since the garden is established there doesn't seem to be as much to write about as when I was designing and building up the garden. She promptly decided to fix that! She has signed me up to a 6 month seed delivery! How blessed I am!
How lovely that they include her note. I received my first package and that is a fairly good choice of seeds for this time of year, although the cucumber might just get downy mildew. I only planted half the seeds.... hedging my bets. You never know with the wet season.
I already had some basil growing along the edge of the new long raised beds, so planted out the basil all along the edge. I think it is the same kind - Mammoth basil. Lots of pesto in my future if they all come up. I was speaking to my daughter and saying that I only plant one seed per hole, why plant two just to pull up one? I like to think every one of my seeds will come up, are you the same? I see some tiny little shoots already after three days, so that is positive!
The other plants in the bed are new guinea bean - a real wet season staple.
In other news, my asparagus is sending out lovely long shoots of tender tasty lusciousness, but only one every couple of days.
I started some Christmas baking. Gingerbread men, and my moms crunchies as they can be frozen. A few decorations have been put out, but it is so hot that I cannot keep the chocolates in the advent calendar, so they have to stay in the fridge.
I wish you, all my dear patient readers a very Merry Christmas!