Dry Summer Vegies
Rockmelon random variety from compost! Fruiting
My area has been suffering from a very dry spell. We have had high temperatures (up to 45C) and very little rain in the past six months. The river is very dry and low. In the last month we have been blessed with a couple of storms, but they seemed to be more lightning than rain!
The garden has su...
29°C / 84°F
A productive day in the garden and I finally reached my century!
Tomato Black Zebra from 3 Colour Zebra Mix , Strawberry 'Sweetie' in styrofoam box 1 , basil sweet , lettuc...
Well today I decided I was going to tidy up the house a bit. So what happened? I ended up spending all day in the garden instead!
I am grateful to have achieved SOMETHING productive (not to mention fun) out of the day :-D
So I have been planting more rockmelon seeds, carrot seeds, garlic cloves,...
26°C / 79°F
We are still eating those winter tomatoes!!!
Tomato Red Zebra from 3 Colour Zebra Mix , Tomato Zebra 3 colour mix (cutting) , Tomato Grosse Lisse (cutti...
Well everybody in my little town of Dirranbandi said it couldn’t be done. “You can’t grow them in winter here” “It’s too cold in winter for tomatoes” “They will die off with the first frost” etc. etc.
Here we are, 27 June, still eating tomatoe...
22°C / 72°F
Climbing Bean Blue Lake , Tomato Black Zebra from 3 Colour Zebra Mix , Tomato Grosse Lisse , basil sweet ,...
So here it is – the first frost of winter.
I can’t complain too much. My research indicated our first frost is normally around 1 June so it was late.
I just wish i had been given more time (and frost blankets) to prepare.
I know how lucky I am living in such a warm climate when many...
16°C / 61°F
The big Autumn update!
Remember me? It’s been a while since I have been able to get on here and actually update properly!
I just started another job a couple of weeks ago so internet time has been scarce. Any spare time has been focused on whipping that garden into shape for winter!
The best news for me is that ...
22°C / 72°F
My first silverbeet harvest :-D
Silverbeet Fordhook Giant , Rockmelon Minnesota Midget , cucumber japanese climbing , Pumpkin Butternut , B...
Well I am excited that today I got to eat the first of my silverbeet! There were about 6 decent sized baby leaves and I decided they would go well with my roast pork!
In a burst of creative energy I decided to saute the leaves in a bit of olive oil, garlic and assorted fresh herbs (basil, marjor...
29°C / 84°F
A week of progress (no thanks to me)!
Tomato Grosse Lisse Flowering, Tomato Black Zebra from 3 Colour Zebra Mix Flowering, cucumber japanese clim...
Well my garden seems to be progressing well without me!
I fell down the stairs while watering the verandah plants on Wednesday and badly bruised my back! I feel very lucky to still be walking around with only minor pains.
In spite of my lack of gardening since then the garden is blooming!!
28°C / 82°F
Felt like a productive day!
Ginger Purchased, Pumpkin Butternut Flowering, Marjoram Harvesting, Marjoram (in styrofoam box with oregano...
I finally got my ginger planted in a pot! The price of ginger at the supermarket this week was exorbitant so no wonder it was sprouting!!! Perfect for planting and only cost me $1.50 :-D
I also finally got the bean seeds planted (after some minor confusion about where I left the seeds) and about ...
30°C / 86°F