We are in autumn here in New Zealand and after some health issues, I have only weeds in the vegetable garden. I am looking forward to this growing season and spring, by which time I'll have cleared the dreadful seed-bearing mess, and be ready to plant vegetables again.
And then from the depths of my memory I thought - carrots! Didn't I put in some carrot seeds months ago?
I went fossicking, and yes indeed I had!
Can you find the carrots amongst the weeds? Hint - that's the green things!
I love this about gardening for food! You get these amazing gifts! Not all the crops I plan and nurture provide me with food, but it's these unexpected bonuses that brighten the tasks.
I hadn't netted the grapes this year, and knowing the fight I fight against those tiny grape-sucking birds even when I do, I hadn't bothered to even check. But today I did, and there, thick in the untrimmed foliage, hanging low were - beautiful huge ripe grapes!
The feijoas fruit - and very sensibly drop their ripe crop at my feet when it's ready - whether I do anything to them or not, and the Cape Gooseberries have been very prolific this year.
I am abundantly blessed!