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Unusually hot.

Started early in the garden but by 11 am just got too hot. 2 pademelons had got into the garden and had neatly pruned the young broccoli. Took me an hour to find the breach in the fence with them both jumping over it. Sweaty start to my morning.

Already 32 on the verandah. Parts of Sydney had the hottest April day on record yesterday.

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The stunning and bountiful ginger is in flower. I will try and get a better photo at dusk when the flowers are at their best.

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Sun, cool and cloud gathering.

The sun has been shining which has given me yesterday afternoon and this morning in the garden. What a treat, peeling back succulents and rampaging pumpkin vines and Ceylon spinach. Finding alsorts of self sown seedlings, like carrots, mizuna and lettuces. Blushing turmeric and ginger are bursting out of the ground, ideal times for candied ginger as its not developed the fibre yet. A little bland in stir fries.

Galangal and Yacons are still growing with the yacon budding up to flower.

A corner where  turmeric and sweet chives with a sweet potato advancing. Ginger in the background.

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So the senate is set to change. I will miss the cross benchers if they go. I think they have contributed amply ( whether you agree or disagree with their views) by talking with and to the ordinary Australian on their particular  passion. Jackie Lamby stands out, on her substantial  advocacy for veteran affairs and talking openly on being a Mother.

 

Yacon budding up.

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And the first Yacon flower of 2016.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/19/australias-emissions-rising-and-vastly-underestimated-says-report

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Winter Garden.

In-between showers, enjoying working in the gardens. Finding a lone avocado on the tree, then the lemons and limes and oranges with the last of the tamarillos. Yacons, sweet potato and yams plentiful. And the ginger, still flowering, plump and sweet.
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From flower to harvest for the ginger.

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The search for certified organic ginger continues from Victoria. Easy to grow and I encourage any local with a sunny patch to plant some ginger. See how it grows and enjoy the best ginger you will ever taste.

Ready to begin the peeling of the ginger, (Zingiber officinale) for preserving. There seems to be many ways to preserve ginger and I will try pickling and candied. Now for the fun part, peeling with the back of a teaspoon. More photos as we progress.

This article is worth reading. It re-enforces the need for our Australian Certifying Organic body to have a local, on the ground involvement.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/vietnam-farmers-good-agricultural-practices

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Ginger ready for processing.

Ready to begin the peeling of the ginger,   (Zingiber officinale)   for preserving.  There seems to be many ways to preserve ginger and I will try pickling and candied. Now for the fun part, peeling with the back of a teaspoon. More photos as we progress.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/rachel-carson-the-green-revolutionary-7834921.html

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