Wednesday, February 23, 2011
vegie garden update
You should see my little patch now!
I've been picking so many cucumbers off the vines, I've been giving them away, and even had to compost some (I left a few on the vine too late)!
I've had a nice little crop of tomatoes too, enough to make a delicious tomato & basil bruschetta (so tasty), although my basil is getting a bit old - the leaves are quite tough now and very aniseed-y, and i should let it go to seed for collection.
Tomatoes are actually quite easy to create new plants from! More about that another time.
I cut away almost all of the spinach, blanched & stuck in the freezer. From a big mixing bowl overflowing with leaves, it's only half a containers' worth. But it'll make very nice vegan triangles (watch out for the next recipe!).
My poor aubergine produced two pitiful fruits, one was already been eaten by some kind of bug, but I've saved the other. Not sure what to do with such a small amount.
On other news, the pumpkin is TAKING OVER THE WORLD! Well, just the section I'd already set aside, really.
Oh, and I never was able to find my carrot seeds. Weird.
Left: Compost Bin, Spinach, Lettuce, Basil, Tomato, Cucumber & Aubergine
Right: Up top, little Bean shoots & new Tomato & Onion territory!
From Left: Cucumbers, new Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, & Red Onions in the frame [+weeds & fallen apples]
From Left: Bean Trellis with little bean shoots under, new Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, & Red Onions in the frame, with my Pumpkin quickly running amok!
To the bottom right is my recently re-potted avocado plant I grew from supermarket fruit over 2 years ago. I know it probably won't produce fruit, but it's been a fun experiment.
From Left: Big tomato that i had to cut down, trellis with little bean shoots under, cucumbers, new Tomatoes, & olive frame.
From Left: Tools of the trade, old, old Oregano, Purple Sage, what's left of the Spinach & Lettuce, Basil, Tomato, Cucumber & Compost bin.