Spring blossoms are motivation to get out in the vegetable patch and work over the hibernating beds. Envious of the meals that Stephanie Alexander is producing from her kitchen garden, however it’s no guide as to what should be planted now. Better to turn to trusty Gardening Australia for advice. It is tempting to fill all the space straight away, but better to pace oneself for now. Settled for a row of beetroot alongside between the spinach and rampant rainbow chard. Harvested asparagus for a pizza topping and some pea pods for salad. Removed stumps of cauliflowers from one patch, and dug in some manure to prepare for next week.