Gardening

Vegie gardening has become a bit of an obsession, which is a problem at the moment as damaged ligaments in my knees are stopping me from weeding! Well, the weeds will just have to grow for awhile until I can kneel again.

Somewhat surprised at the shape my cucumbers are growing, until I realise that they were mislabeled and what I have is more likely to be butternut pumpkin. Perfect shape for them.

Hopefully the “other” cucumbers will actually be cucumbers. Lots of flowers but no fruit yet to let me know either way.

I don’t have an elephant to measure it with, but the corn is almost as high as the house. Next year I’ll plant more of it, once the hedge is gone.

The zucchini out the front are incredible – every day I’m picking 4 or 5 – and if I miss one day then they are HUGE. Giving them away and making a lot of zucchini bread.

I have green and yellow. The yellow taste the same as the green, but are prettier.

The beans are still producing well, but it looks like the plants are dying back a bit.

Citrus fruit trees

Gardening, not painting

Naturally there are times when I don’t paint.  One of the other things I do is garden – for food.  I would love to pull up all the lawn and plant food instead, and one day I probably will (alright, not all the lawn!)

At the moment, however, all my vegies are in pots.  So, here are some photos…

Two rows down the side of the house, it gets about 7 hours sunlight in summer, a little more in winter when the sun is lower. Silver beet, onions, lettuce, parsley, eggplant and beans.

The cluster around the water tank – mint, sage, capsicum, chillies, basil, errr, other things

Cucumbers and onions outside the front door. I’m sure I’ll put other things here as well eventually.

One bit of passion fruit trellis, which will no doubt grow as the plant does.

A row of dwarf beans – with a pot of sage in the middle. To the left is a young zucchini

That same zucchini from a slightly different angle, with a lemon tree and a “bulls heart” tomarto (just planted yesterday)

Tomato corner. The one on the left is a “pomato” – it is a tomato grafted to a potato!

The back wall – potatoes and an eggplant. Oh, and that huge hairy thing is called “vitamin green”.

Another type of passionfruit

Zucchini

And a few things planted in the garden for good measure, silver beet, rosemary, strawberry and onions.

Around the back (no photo) I have more silver beet, beetroot and spinach, but it doesn’t get much sun, so I’m not sure how they will go.