Saturday, 27 February 2010

The vegie garden gets some attention

With our focus on painting the woodwork as a summer project the vegie garden (and indeed the garden generally) has taken a back seat.  However the rain recently has really kicked things along.

Let us begin with the tomato plants, where the rain seemed to in fact drown a few plants.  This is not a huge drama we are still getting so many that we're eating them like strawberries and giving them away as well as preserving a heap.

It has been rather a warm summer which is surely reflected in the pepper situation.  We are still using the chilis that we froze at the end of last year and now have a good lot of capsicums and jalapenos coming down the pipe for this year.  Yum yum yum.

Then we get to the pumpkins.  They are basically setting out to dominate the world:
  • Queensland Blues going through the chain link fence (where to our surprise the wildlife are not munching them); and
  • Ponti Marron (? we can't find the exact name anywhere) going up to the roof of the stable.
We have also put a butternut in a flowerbed where it has zoomed ahead, even though only one fruit appears to have set thus far.  I'm sure you'll work out which are what in the following images.

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