It is the middle of winter, and we are experiencing some very cold nights.
I love getting up early and walking around the frost-covered garden to admire the tiny icicles that have formed on eucalypt and wattle leaves over night.
The vegetables get a decent chill, too, which improves the taste of some winter cabbages. Many people don't realise that you can actually grow vegetables all year round, even in the coldest parts of Australia. And we are talking of temperatures down to minus 8 degrees Celsius over night!
However, too much of a good thing can also be bad, and that also goes for frost. I have planted my winter vegetable garden in a spot that will quickly thaw once the sun comes up.