Wednesday, August 12, 2009

slowly but surely

Little by little the garden is coming back to life.
I wish the gap between the super hot and the cold had been longer and I had more time to plant winter veg because it is only now that I am harvesting again after what seems like a very long time.

In the past week I have harvested 5 Pepinos. 2 Chinese cabbages and a few cape gooseberries.
The gooseberries didn't have a chance of being photographed as they headed straight for my mouth.

Slowly but surely spring is coming...I can't wait!

Self seeded Basil pushing its way up.

Dwarf Sugar snap peas

Gorgeous Mulberry, can't wait for this years pickings


Chinese Cabbage weighing 2 kgs after the outside leaves were fed to the chooks.


  1. Hi Fay

    I am from Porter Novelli Adelaide, a PR company working with natural personal care company Burt’s Bees. We are about to launch an online survey asking Australian consumers about your concerns and attitudes to ‘natural’ ingredients – what ‘natural’ means to you in personal care products (such as hair, face and body products) and what matters about it. Between the people at Burt’s Bees and ourselves, we’ve decided we need to know from the source (you and your readers) so we’re posting here to ask if we may provide more information about the survey and a link via this site.

    All sorts of assumptions get made in marketing and both Burt’s Bees and Porter Novelli Adelaide have decided it’s about time someone actually asked these questions of real consumers. We will share what we learn with you and with the health and beauty media, and we’ll post it on the Burt’s Bees website too. (A similar survey in the US, by the way, led to Burt’s Bees working with other major natural personal care companies to develop a national standard for ‘natural’ via the Natural Products Association)

    What do you think? I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback. You can contact us at

    Many thanks,
    Jessie Morris

  2. I bought a pepino plant not long ago. 1st my chickens stripped it of all its leave, 2nd a possum stole the 2 pepinos that were left, 3rd my dads dog snapped it into pieces with her big black tail.
    Silver lining...For every piece i got a new pepino plant...just waiting for the fruit now!!!
    XO In Her Nest