Well, we ended up with about 20 mls of rain over a few days last week, putting a treasured 5000 litres back into our tanks. So we bit the bullet this week and have been busy with autumn planting of vegies. Firstly we contacted the local dairy farm and bought a huuuuge truckload of cow poo, all lovely and rotted.
Then I got busy sorting through our seeds. As well as our own seeds, we still have heaps of bought packets of older seeds too, so I thought, what the hell, let's chuck em all in and see what comes up. Lets see, what went in.... cos lettuce, red lettuce, silverbeet, pak choy, rocket, sugar snap peas, carrots, turnips, onions, spinach, kale, leeks, beetroot, snow peas, celeriac and some ancient swede and parsnip seeds. Still to go in is celery, garlic and shallots. There is a heavy lean on greens with the chooks in mind, it never ceases to amaze me how much green stuff chooks will eat, and they love love love kale and broccolini/brussels/cabbage leaves in particular.