Veg patch and elephant dung

The circus came to town a couple of weeks ago. It is so bizarre that in this day and age you still get lions and elephants performing tricks in a huge tent for people’s enjoyment. Poor animals. One good thing that came from the circus though, is that after they left town, Michael went collect the elephant pooh as mulch for my veggie patch. I wonder how many other vegetable gardens have elephant pooh in them. Quite an interesting texture, very rough.

It is so dry at the moment that the veggies are struggling. When we do have rain it’s a few drops at a time. I’ve been having to water quite a bit, but the plants always do so much better with sky juice.
We cut down the huge coral tree in the patch last week. Michael has been planning to do so for a while but it had a hadeda nest in it, so we had to wait for them to leave first. The difference in not only the patch is quite significant. Much much more light in the house and sun for the vegetables.

I’ve put in a lot of seeds this past week, celery, pok choi, beans, peppers. My brinjals are making beautiful fruits, finished harvesting the last cauliflowers, got some cucumbers making flowers as well as the baby marrows.

The veg patch is taking on an interesting route. We are putting in a lot of fruit trees, macadamias, figs, guava, curry leave tree, and avos, and as they are getting bigger and making shade, the patch will shift to a new area.

The macadamia tree in the patch has loads of nuts this year for the first time, the tree must be about eight years old already and this is the first year that we are going to be able harvest from it.

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