Oh Lordy! The weather has finally become COOLER in Brisbane. This is my favourite time of year in the garden. You can actually go outside without feeling hopeless and desperate. You water less, weed less and enjoy more. The garden slows down and this is a good reminder for us to do the same. Winter is a great time to top up your mulch and fertilise with a seaweed or comfrey tea. Plant flowers for the bees and winter edibles like leeks, rocket, beetroot, celery, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, onions, kale, kohl rabi, spinach and silver beet. The seasons know what our body needs so enjoy your root veggies and citrus (to keep away colds and flu).
One of the most interesting plants growing in my garden at the moment is coffee (Coffea arabica). A bitter sweet situation for someone who gave up caffeine 6 months ago (and still going STRONG may I add). Coffee beans are harvested between June to August when the berries are bright red. I didn’t really think about the outcome of growing this one. I could go all hipster on this and serve true deconstructed coffees where you have to roast your own beans and REALLY make it yourself. Just taking it to the next level people. Be grateful I’m not serving you your next coffee. Enjoy the winter garden porn x