Thought I'd get a headstart as we go into holiday season and taking a rest over hopefully not a too hot summer. This month's Dec harvest:
Tromboncino flower! pretty!
A nice big pumpkin from last summer's vine. To be honest, probably should have pulled it out and sowed new seeds already but I didn't have the heart to - such a pretty vine. And don't have to mow to boot! Has self seeded elsewhere so I'm not concerned. Might sow more in Jan.
Zukes still going strong - with the SP, this has truely been the success for 2016! Best $2.50 ever spent... ! The yellow squash (only have one plant) is doing well now too. I don't seem to eat as much of it though. The zukes I eat grated raw in salad, not just lightly fried like the yellow squash. Though do love with garlic and butter, yum!
Blue hyssop! This used to be such a common medicinal plant and is great for attracting beneficial insects (so I'm told) so happy to have this flowering herb. This one is in the "back paddock", the side of the house that doesn't get much sun - I've got toms there that haven't turned red for months and are waiting to be ravaged by fruit fly...
Speaking of FF, had to take these ones off to ripen indoors - red bell peppers, a seedling I picked up at a GV. Such a delightful little shrub - it is the xmas tree outdoors for sure. Writing this I just realised I still hadn't tasted them (scared they'll be too hot!) but just nibbled a corner and tastes like capsicum! Hurrah! Being a chilli whimp, will be careful of the seeds lol. Actually they would be perfect on a bbq meat skewer... hmmm! Still no sign of fruit on the other regular chili though to be fair, I have literally never watered it. Speaking of which, I think the asparagus crown I plants never got any moisture and dried out... oops
This beauty!! Was an offcut from a store bought beetroot! See that discolouration line about 1-2cm from top? that was the original, placed in water to root for 1-2 wk then planted in wicking box :) Love the leaves in salads too. Am currently reusing this top (3rd Gen!), see how it goes ;)
One of the zucchini plants is producing really fat and big ones really quickly. One was as thick as my fist (tapering off) and the yellow squash went a big giant too - that's what happens when you are sick for a week and don't harvest!
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