After a little more rain, the soil was in a good condition for a final cultivation with a rotary hoe. As there is no established infrastructure for watering, it has been decided to plant out the main cropping area to lucerne for a summer crop. this will be harvested for compost and bed mulching material.
Maintenance of the 6-bed vegetable garden has been pretty undemanding, as the mulch has suppressed the weeds. Given the very limited watering, the beds have been very productive. Cabbage white butterfly has found the brassicas, and a spray of Dipel, a caterpillar specific bacteria was applied.