Monday, January 17, 2011
I have about 4 or 5 good size spagetti squashes growing at the strip of vege patch. Due to the crazy weather of rain and hot days, the vines developed bad powdery mildew and I sprayed the leaves with lime sulphur. It was a stinking yellow liquid.
We have so far eaten 3 super sweet corns and wow they are yummy!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
So far our summer 2010-2011 has been cooler than previous years. We had one day of 40 deg celsius but that's it. Other days are cool and sunny or cloudy. So some of the garden crops are growing seriously slowly such as my yardlong beans (long beans) and eggplants. I am certainly thankful for the weather because I dont ever want heat waves. The patch right out of my main door is filling up with foliage and fruits...tomatoes, corns, spagetti squashes and soon, okra (ladies' fingers).
The pumpkin vine has crept onto the lawn and I spotted a little pumpkin with its female flower. So far lots of male flowers were produced.
The one and only gorgeous lemon verbena is thriving outside my bedroom window. The only issue is it is growing out of the garden edge and soon it may sprawl onto the lawn. I want it to grow taller and bushier so I probably have to give it a prune asap.
The peach tree out of my bedroom is laden with peaches. Just waiting for them to ripen!
9 sweet corns are growing on three corn plants!!!
A male pumpkin flower.
I realised I actually have more pixzee peaches than I thought. They are so prettily pink.
Spagetti squashes are growing fast. This is one of the three.
Drooling as I typed. I pickled a big harvest of green chillies.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Yes! It is our first attempt and we are successful! Samuel got to sow kang kong seeds early spring and now he gets to harvest them. He was really excited.
Here's the basketful of kang kong. It was quite a lot and surely enough for the three of us!
And amazingly they tasted so tender and delicious! Even better than those from the market. What's better, they cost less than A$2 and are organic!
I sneaked a shot of Marco enjoying his grass after a meal of salmon fish.
The sweet corns are growing taller than Samuel.
And we got our pleasant surprise this evening. They are all having corns!!! It is so wonderful to be able to plant our own veges and I feel very glad that my son has this chance to be out in the garden surrounded and learning about plants and veges and herbs and flowers. It just reminds me of my childhood, exposed to all kinds of fruits and veges that Grandma planted. What great blessings!!!
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