Today is the first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. Its been a chilly few days with a cold front passing through, but today was gorgeous. It was still a bit cool in the shade, but is was a perfectly clear day and the sun was warm and pleasant, a great gardening day. My boys even had their their traditional spring swim, although they never made it past waist deep.

I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked to but I did manage to compost a few empty beds, remove a lot of my winter crops that were not producing or were full of aphids, and did a whole bunch a weeding (a sure sign that its getting warmer)
I am looking forward to the garden show coming up in a few weeks so I can get lots of seedlings to fill my empty beds. I also have a table full of babies that I seeded myself but forgot to take a picture of.

Here are a few photos of the garden today.

A tomato plant that self seeded is starting to produce ripe cherry tomatoes

Strawberry spinach is doing very well. The berries actually look better than they taste. They are quite bland and plain but you can use both the berries and the leaves to make a nice looking salad

Lots of spinach (chard) at the moment.

Watercress in a pot in my pond. I started this with a shoot from a bag of watercress from the shop. It’s doing extremely well.

Gooseberries are going to be ripe very soon

The last of my brassicas that hasn’t been attacked by aphids.

A garden FULL of self seeded fennel. Thankfully the rabbits love it. I need to find some way I can use it in the kitchen

 Two pawpaw trees have popped up, I am hoping that at least one of them is female.

How did you spend spring day? Or perhaps your side of the world is headed into autumn?

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