Life goes on in the vegetable garden; the onion bed has been harvested and the chooks turned in to clean out all the insect pests. This is the usual prelude to planting the autumn and winter crops such as broccoli, cabbage and various Chinese vegetables, now in the seed trays.
The flood of zucchinis is starting to wane at last, overtaken by a flood of cucumbers.
So its no rest up in the kitchen either; how to bottle cucumbers is an art form the cook continues to develop year-by-year.
With the long mild Adelaide autumn just around the corner, the gardener is still planting out bush beans, shallots and ‘clump lettuce’ while still working overtime to keep the water up to the existing crops so that they can cope through the on-going heatwaves.