I came home tonight and found that my husband had mowed the backyard and done the edges, so i couldn't help but take some pics of the veggie patch. Its was about 8pm. Everything is so green and looking so healthy.
There is certainly an abundance of edibles and i think I'm going to be looking for some celery recipes shortly. Time to wrap them in black plastic to blanch the stems to keep them white and sweet. Don't think i know what i am doing, i just read about it.
|The green green grass of home - i cant bring myself to kill it but its sucking the moisture from my beds.|
|I know i can grow spinach well but nobody wants to eat it except the bugs - it looks pretty though.|
|Chard hiding in among the zucchini plant.|
|Lots of tomato bushes still growing|
|Lots just waiting to ripen|
|I know its late but my corn is still young - thanks Ella for seeds|
|My next crop of iceberg lettuces - hoping the birds scare the bugs away!|
|What am i going to do with all these chillies?|
|Capsicums just starting to come through - note the asylum border in front (companion plant)|
Can you see ladies from Shoestring - i did listen during the permaculture course about companion planting to deter bugs. Ive got it all going on but there are always those that are resistant. I'm loving Eco-oil which Gavin from Greening of Gavin put me onto.
OK, i can tell you are getting bored now and I'm only amusing myself, so I'll finish up by saying that my veggie patch is giving me lots of pleasure - especially now that the hard work is done. I cant say that I'm really using it to its best advantage, it probably a little too ornamental but it is so lovely. I think i need to start preserving some of the herbs as they are all going to seed and on that score, maybe collecting a few of those seeds for next season.
Oh, to thank hubby for his work and for letting me grab a nap (a bit longer than i intended) when i walked in the door, he gets a bowl of pasta with homemade sauce (better late than never - 9pm). I have about 4L of bolonaise meat sauce cooked for 6 hrs in a slow cooker and then placed in plastic tubs in the freezer. Within 10 minutes i can have a fresh homemade meal on the table - who needs take away.
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