I can't yet add to that subject so I will talk about something else.
My eye and my camera tell me there should be things to eat in the future. This is # 2 cauliflower of 6. We have eaten # 1 2 weeks ago. It is good that they are staggering their development.
Also ripe for the eating are these 6 wee tom Thumb lettuce.
Down in the orchard the kiwifruit are getting their leaves and flower buds slowly.
This is a female vine.
The males are a bit ahead and look like this.
In the home orchard there is blossom on the nashi.
( can you see the bee doing his thing? )
There are some plums set if you look very closely.
The apple tree is just starting.
With all the fruit this is the first step of many before the eating part. But it is a promising beginning.
One last thing to show. I bought this ( here half peeled so you could see it both ways ) is a purple fleshed kumara.