The weather has been warm, wet and muggy
Perfect growing conditions
The veggies have taken off.
The silverbeet is bolting to seed so I just keep cutting it back
There beetroots, carrots and cucumbers are growing nicely
The capsicum has survived the downpour and hopefully will kick off too
The eggplants in the wicking beds are all thriving and so are the tomatoes
I pick three red cherrie tomatoes and shared them with hubby.
They were sweet and full of flavour
There are also bush beans and I hope to grow enough to eat and freeze for winter use
The zucchini pant is growing massive so I think I’ll trim off the lower larger leaves
Hubby brought in three zucchini last night so I’ll cook those up today for dinner
There were excess seedlings in the punnets and as you know I don’t waste anything
So more beans were planted in the black pot. The bigger plant is definitely zucchini
This second big black pot has pumpkins and so does the white pot I put that metal stand over it as I nearly toppled it over while watering
So it’s to stop me killing the plants the grapes are also growing well
So many green tomatoes
I’ll be able to enjoy lots fresh and freeze for winter stews as well
The front garden was weeded and mulched I started the process but hubby had to take over. I can’t bend under the trees
Unfortunately while weeding the nasturtiums, a heap of plant came up with them.
It’s fine. There are lots of seeds so it will come back.
I found an old packet of sunflower seeds and thought why not.
So I scattered them in the pot mulched and watered them.
And look. Baby sunflowers
So I’ve now definitely decided use by dates are a scam to make you buy more lol
Unfortunately the excellent growing conditions have also meant that weeds and lawns grow too
So I did some weeding of the beds and hubby is busy mowing while the rains have eased off
More and more they are predicting shortages in the supermarkets due to supply issues and staffing levels
So I’m even more glad I planted my veggie gardens
Fresh food from he back yard is always the best
Plus I won’t be buying as much from the supermarkets so leaving it for those that need it more
It’s a good system