Vegetable Dreaming…

It’s been a lovely couple of days.

Two days of warm sun, blue sky’s and lots done in the garden. Together Tude and I have dug and weeded and planted and my body feels it.

List of plants so far

  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Pak Choi
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Red Onions
  • Celery
  • Chilli
  • Tomato
  • Aubergine
  • Cucumber
  • Courgette
  • Scallopini
  • Purple beans
  • Strawberrys

We had already planted potatoes, parsley, carrots, silverbeet, swede and garlic about a month ago. And they are doing fine. Unlike almost all the vegetables I planted when we first moved into this house in April, I have just had to haul them all out as they had come to nothing – I won’t be trying to start a garden so late in Autumn again , that’s for sure. What a waste.

Surprisingly  one of the only veg that did do well was the lettuce which I planted next to the house, they are growing furiously. Yay! We are having a big salad tonight using some of it. Can’t wait till the middle of summer when the rest are ready. Especially the tomatoes; I have planted two of the black russian heirloom variety, one of which;  ‘Black Krim’ I grew last year. What a revelation it was, especially plucked straight from the garden, warm and rich. The best tomatoe I have ever tasted.

This year we are also trying some Cherokee Indian tomatoes  – should be interesting. Mind you – gardening is always interesting, just to see what does well and what doesn’t. And what new variety’s taste like. We have learnt our lesson from last year and planted the scallopini/yellow squash in its own bed, away from all the other veg. The last one grew so huge it took over the garden bed and bullied everything else. It also fruited prolifically and I am sure our friends were living in fear of being offered more.

It is a holiday weekend here in N.Z. so we have another day off to come, Tude is very happy. He’s just not happy that there is a bit more weeding to do 😦

Hope you are all having a good one – see you tomorrow.

This is a little frightening
This is a little frightening
Imagine the onion rings!
Imagine the onion rings!