Well we are in Dunedin and I have inherited a glass house, so that is good news. We have parsnips and carrots in the garden with peppers and tomatoes in the glass house. The tomatoes were looking rather sad, but I might get something off them.

Last Tuesday before leaving Hastings I picked a large basket of veges, didn't manage to pick all the tomatoes which was a shame, but I guess I had to leave something for the tenant. We are still eating our way through the basket and the tomatoes are rippening up well that I picked from green.

Yesterday I planted out celery, beetroot, bright lights silverbeet, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and lettuce. I put a couple of silverbeet and broccoli in the glass house to see how they get on. I have started off beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, brussel sprouts, peas, lettuce, carrots, mesclun mix seeds and left them in the glass house. It will be interesting to see how they get on in there. I made my first loaf of Dunedin Bread Monday, not bad considering the bug as been traveling with us for 3 days and I couldn't feed it until I could find the flour which took another 2 days. Still unpacking and finding things, but nothing has been broken, so I am impressed.

We will be off to the farmers market on Saturday, looking forward to having a look around and need to find an organic shop, the phone book has been a good source of information.

Before leaving Hasting I brought a really nice cane basket from Cornucopia in Hastings, they are worth looking at if you are wanting one.

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Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on February 24, 2010 at 8:54am
The existing garden here is ok for the winter but I envy you the paddock come summer. Since we are only renting for 12 months I probably won't get much of a summer garden again.
Comment by Liz on February 24, 2010 at 8:50am
Wow, that's a huge bonus. We will be living above the snow line halfway up Mt Cargill which is also in a direct line to sou'westerlies (brrrr) but the paddock I'll be developing is reasonably sheltered from winds with all day sun. (Hmmm I sound a bit optimistic!).
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on February 24, 2010 at 8:40am
Well Liz, I am glad that I will be of some help. Apparently where we are living we don't get many frosts so that will be interesting.
Comment by Liz on February 24, 2010 at 8:29am
Hi Yvonne. That's interesting that you're establishing a new garden in Dunedin. We are intending to move back there from Nelson/Marlborough next year and I think I'll miss growing outdoor toms, capsicums, aubergines, chillies etc. I will be interested to follow your progress as I didn't have much of a garden when we were last there and not really sure what will thrive although I am planning on having a large tunnelhouse!!
Comment by Yvonne Nikolaison on February 23, 2010 at 4:59pm
Hi Megan, thank you for your welcome. I am looking forward to going to the farmers market, I thought it was on a Sunday like in Hastings and I found out its on Saturday. lol
Comment by Megan on February 23, 2010 at 4:33pm
welcome to the mainland! Lucky you, the Dunedin Farmers' market is great, ours is still tiny and needs more growers but getting there slowly.

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