Tag Archives: weather

It’s cold!

28 Apr

It is a lot harder to get inspired about gardening when it is cold and wet and windy outside. I love Wellington’s wind in the summer – it helps prevent mugginess in the heat – but in the winter it just blows that chill right through you. With all the rain and cold we have had lately, I have not wanted to get out and garden.

I have a pile of lawn clippings to mulch the second terrace with, some companion seeds to plant amongst my brassicas, and some pots to put potting mix and herb seeds in. Life gets too busy to garden sometimes, but I realise now that I have to prioritise it occasionally, rather than just doing it when it’s convenient.

So as you can probably guess I haven’t been very active in my pursuit of self sufficiency for the last few days!

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Appreciating weather

21 Apr

Pic by John Loku

In the city, rain is simply an inconvenience that requires you to wear an ugly rainjacket or battle with an umbrella. But when I woke up this morning and it was grey and spitting, I thought “oh good, my seedlings will like that”.

It’s nice to have a reason to appreciate weather that isn’t just sunny. (Although I might not be so chirpy after it has rained for a week solid.)