Thursday, February 17, 2011

How does your garden grow?

Quite well, for the most part, although a few days over 40 degrees Celsius can undo months of patient growing.

A shot rarely seen: the north end of the vegie patch looking southwards. Corn first, with pumpkins, squash, and zucchinis in front. Then eggplants and sweet potatoes in the middle, tomato behind, and dimly, in the distance, my little lemon tree in the middle of the bed I'm currently creating (extremely labour intensively by manually removing all the buffalo grass runner by runner by runner).

The eggplants are doing well. For a long time I thought they were a bit uninspired, but then, like magic, there are eggplants, and quite a lot of them! This one is a small version called 'Fairy eggplant', or something like that anyway.

We have some watermelons too, little ones that will be yellow inside when they're ready. They grow astoundingly fast, although I did have to attempt a bit of hand-pollination to get any fruit at all. One of my gardening missions is to plant plenty of flowering plants which will bring pollinators into the garden. 

So there you have it. We'll be moving out soon, back to D's mum's place while the bulk of the renovating work is getting done. But don't worry: we'll still be making plenty of trips back to our house to water, to harvest, to explore. 

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