The other area is a round garden. We now use the rectangular beds more in winter and choose the round bed in summer. Right now we are enjoying broccoli, kale, peas and the asparagus is just starting to poke through.
The separate areas work well for us. I used to find that when I wanted to prepare beds for spring, they still had veggies growing in them. Now the winter veggies can quietly grow in peace while I work on the round garden. It was like a jungle in there at the end of Autumn so I set about clearing it.
The idea was that Hubby would construct a temporary fence and we would put the chooks in to do all the hard work. Ha! I'm forever the optimist. Nothing is ever quite that easy! The chooks kept flying out and digging up the winter garden. After all the work Hubby put in to create a cosy and safe pen for them! Eventually, frustrated, I put them put in the chook yard and replaced them with our two oldest hens.
Well, the geriatric girls certainly didn't get out! They didn't have the energy but neither did they have much energy to scratch and clear my garden. They just lay in the sun basking while waiting for their warm evening mash.
As usual, at this time of year, my rose coloured glasses are firmly in place and I'm anticipating a bumper crop of tomatoes, capsicum, eggplants and many other delights. Last year, what I actually got was HEAPS of rocket and the occasional tomato!! Oh, and plenty of zucchinis.
Well maybe. But just in case, I might start searching for recipes that combine zucchini with rocket...