Not a lot to report this week I’m afraid; while there’s pictures of the patch a-plenty and the bees are out and about doing their business, the weather changes have come through and I’m wearing track pants in the morning rather than shorts.
This morning I made chilli for dinner tonight – it’s a bit different to how I normally make it as it’s vegetarian. Amazing that Pete, the dedicated omnivore, agreed when I said I’d try it! But that’s what happens when some of your friends become vegetarian, and they’re the ones you pot luck with. This capsicum was one I grabbed from the garden at the last minute when I realised there were none in the fridge.
This is a planter that used to sit in front of my cubby house when I was small. I put my leftover thyme seedlings in it last year and this group has out lived the seedlings planted elsewhere. I need to grab some for drying this afternoon.
My poor sad strawberry bed. Too much heat and direct sunlight, too little remembering to water, the poor loves have moved on. I think I’ll move my rhubarb and asparagus over here this week.
More okra pods – I gave my last ones to Sarah but I might see what I can do with these ones myself.
My wicking bed peppers; jalapeno, long banana and cayenne in this bed. I lost count of how many green cayenne peppers are there while I impatiently wait for them to ripen.
Capsicums in the foreground with my monster malabar spinach lurking behind. It’s really taking over this garden bed so it’s about time I figure out the best way to cook with it.
Possibly the last flush of my late planted zucchini seedlings, hopefully we get some from this lot. The bees are very busy with the nearby basil so we might be lucky!
The volunteer greens bed; this bed was empty and left to its own devices, so the seeds that were dropped by the greens last year have sprouted just in time for the cooler weather.
Konrad has been helping out in the yard for once (instead of stealing things and digging). He’s caught two small rats recently, after honing his hunting skills as a puppy, towing the chickens around the yard by their tailfeathers and chasing pigeons.
Chief shadecloth stealer and sooky wombat Sasha has been a bit chatty lately (possibly because Konrad’s hunting skills are improving and she’s a bit too lazy for that kind of action).
So that’s what’s up for me – not a lot being produced this week other than a few eggs from the broody and moulting ladies and a few more eggplants. Hopefully I can get a couple more tomatoes out of my plants before I start pruning them back and settling in for a (hopefully) rainy Adelaide winter!
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