Well, my first serious vegie patch is in swing. I think I've just picked the last cucumber, the plants look like they've had it. Which is good, because I am kind of sick of cucumber.
The 11 roma tomatoes I planted are busy making little green tomatoes, and the lettuce I know is hiding somewhere between the rows, must try and find it. The yellow and green stripey tomatoes are producing quite happily. I seem to have a knck for growing tomatoes, either because they are easy, or more likely, because I don't eat them. The romas I will bottle though if they produce well enough, I do eat cooked tomatoes.
The Kai Lan did pretty much nothing except attract aphids. It was much appreciated and gobbled down by the white rabbit that appeared in the back yard today though, until such a point as the back neighbour came home and it was determined that the rabbit belonged to them. Gave me an awful fright when I heard a rustling noise, looked around expecting to see a snake but it Mr P. Rabbit instead! He loves a good scratch. Hope he does not try to come back now that he knows where to find the goodies.
Beans are starting to get productive, and the first of the seeds I sowed the plants are over 2m tall. I think we will have a lot of beans. I kept worrying they were not going to survive the summer heat, so I kept planting more.
Sweet corn, well I thought we got it in a bit late. It did not grow very high, and we have had one full size cob and numerous smaller - one person - sized ones. Going to dig this bed up and plant it out entirely with garlic.
4 little sugar baby watermelons on the vine. Lots more flowers. They were also in a bit late.
I just planted out the leeks I sowed a whileback. 4 rows of ten or so leeks. I've dug trenches, plantedin the bottom, and very very lightly sprinked in some sugar cane mulch. I think I might try shallots in the rest of that bed, if I can find any to plant.
Now, what to plant after the tomates, and beans.... Must go and figure out if its too late for beetroot.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I -
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost