Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vegie bonanza

This year is turning out to be huge in the vegie path - lots of rain and moderate amounts of sun seem to be making the patch bloom.  We've discovered that zucchini doesn't like cool, humid weather - it seems to make them blow up like balloons at one end and shrivel at the other.  But once the weather warms up/dries off they recover quickly.  We've had a good few kilos from the 2 plants already.  The eggplants are slow to mature, and we haven't eaten any yet, but they look promising.

The vegie beds with possum netting     

 Beans are doing very well, with several meals out of half a dozen plants and still flowering, so more to come.  The tomatoes are looking great but everything is still very green and I'm impatient for them to ripen.

No signs of ripening yet
On the other hand, now that the weather is hotter and sunnier, the strawberries are really starting to ripen and we're getting about half a dozen ripe ones per day!  With the renovations, we not have a vegie patch for a year or so - just as it was really taking off, but at least we know now that the secret seems to be heaps of compost and water!

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