It feels like spring. At least in the blogosphere. Almost everyone is blogging about spring, flowers blossoming, ice melting and warmer days. However waaaaaay down south in New Zealand, it isn’t spring at all. Instead, autumn is approaching…
The reality finally sank in when I needed to wear long pants and socks to bed last night. Just minutes ago, I pulled out the duvet from deep inside our closet. The tomato and long bean plants are withering and most of the lettuce plants are ready to be pulled out.
However, all is not lost!
After doing so well in summer, my strawberry plants are now focusing all its energy to make babies! Runners are sprouting non-stop in place of strawberries and Terry had been laying little containers and pots around to “receive” them. Roots start to grow at the tips of these runners as soon as they “find their ground” and turn into new strawberry plants.
Instead of one, now we have a total of 8 strawberry plants, 7 of them from runners. Let’s hope these little babies survive through the winter chill and develop into their full potential next summer.
And last but not least, the late boomer finally arrived – our cauliflower