The news came just before Christmas that I have secured a place in Dental school, so we are moving to Dunedin mid February. On the one hand it is really exciting and on the other hand I have this lovely big veggie garden and I am not going to be here to harvest alot of what I have planted and that is sad. Also knowing that I won't have much of a garden for awhile in Dunedin. Though I will be taking a container of peppers and Chilli's. so the plans for stocking up the larder for Winter have had to be changed.

I have managed to pick since Christmas 4 courgettes, a dozen cherry tomatoes, a small handful of peans, a dozen snap peas, lettuce leaves every second day, 2 dozen strawberries, 5 gherkins. I sprayed tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, chillis with neem tree oil as I found some white bug on the cherry tomatoes and aphids on the peppers. The peppers are starting to flower. The borage is growing up like a weed and I may have to pull some out as the poor beans are being over run by them. Twice since Christmas I have fertlised with compost liquid, I think it is helping the strawberries. I put some more comfrey leaves down by the tomatoes and courgettes as well.

Tried some Stevia in coffee, but didn't really get a sugar flavour so need to do some reading up on that one. Well that is it for now. Happy New Year

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Comment by Bridge Scully on January 4, 2010 at 10:49am
Good luck with the move Yvonne. Im sure it wont be long till you have a lovely garden down in the mainland : )>
Comment by Hester on January 2, 2010 at 9:29pm
Congratulations and best wishes for your new career.

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