So heres whats good in the garden at the moment.
My Pumpkins(this one is an Australian Butter type) are growing and setting fruit like mad, I decided to pull this guy off after he passed the fingernail test. It seemed like the vine was putting all its energy into this pumpkin and not into producing more female flowers so I picked him. Low and behold the vine produced 3 new female flowers shortly after and they are getting fatter every day.
Blondkopfchen, or Blondie as I call it is such a sweet tomato. It is heart shaped with a little nipple and gooseberry like veins. Its a multiflora type that produces masses of little flowers followed by a ridiculous number of these little guys.
This is one of many hundreds of sprays that the Blondkopfchen is putting out!
I currently have a massive stash of these lovely Beit Alphas in the fridge waiting on my new Ball Mason jars to arrive. Yum, bread and butter pickles galore.
The Black Cherries are abundant and so yummy.
and the Purple Beauty Capsicum are getting nice and big. Aren't they such a pretty colour?
These little Red Kuri are the perfect size for 2 people.
Its not all been good though, in late december i started noticing holes in a lot of my Tomatoes. Caterpillars - not only Caterpillars but mice too, Dang it all. So far I have managed to get rid of the Caterpillars with Dipel but the mice are not so simple. I have been picking the fruit as soon as they get colour, if i leave it any longer all thats left the next day is a tomato skin.
But everything is looking lush and green an we haven't had to buy any Veggies since before Christmas. Whats growing in your garden at the moment?
Here are the totals
Beit Alpha Cucumber 1.52 Kilos
Costata Romano Zucchini 1.15 Kilos
Tomatoes 3.59 Kilos
Green Beans 260g
Corn 990gIn case your wondering, i'm not going to add in my Pumpkins until they are all done. That will most likely be mid April.
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