Even in our very hot summer season it is possible to grow some of our own food although we need to pick early to avoid ripe vegetables being shrivelled up during the heat of the day with our harsh Australian sun.
Cleaned out one of my square-foot gardening raised beds & gave it a good turn over. Composted with old leaves,composted lawn clippings & ash from the fire & few handfuls of dynamic lifter. Planted seeds from packets I had on hand as I did not want to spend any money on seedlings. Also seeds I had saved from capsicums etc from supermarket.
I scattered some flower seeds throughout & a week later lots of seedlings are poking their heads through the rich soil.
With all that effort I hope we get a few edible vegetables out of it to feed the family.
Free Spuds From Spudshed.
Spudshed in WA were giving away free potatoes this week so of course I made my way down there amongst the crowds & managed to snaffle a bag full of them.
Cooked stuffed spuds can always be frozen for a quick dinner another night.
Markdowns For The Week.
Has been far too hot to use oven inside so have been leaning towards anything quick,one-pan cooking on hotplate or anything with salad.
Only buying what we really need when I see markdowns as will need to save money ready for the huge power bill that will be arriving after having air-con on for last week or so.
Hope you are managing to stay cool in our hot summer.