As Autumn drew to a close, work was underway to recover the veggie patch and get a few plantings done. Beds were prepared, root veg seeds planted along with broad beans and garlic. Self sown lettuce were moved into a neat little row and rocket and silverbeet seedlings, raised from seed sown in recycled cherry tomato and strawberry punnets, were added. The garlic was up in no time. The broad beans finally poked through the mulch, but as for the root veg, they were mown down overnight by snails and/or slugs! I was left feeling very despondent… But it wasn’t the end of the world and I just decided to leave the bed to rest through the winter so it will be ready for planting in the spring.