No gardening getting done at my place at the moment. As things die/expire, there is no new planting. 6 out of my 8 wicking beds are completely empty. IT IS DIRE!! Lucky for me my mother is staying with me at the moment as I went back to work last week and she has been watering everything for me. My tank is dry as a bone - we are on town water again.
There are still things coming in from the garden which continues to surprise me. Those trombonccino's, Dianne's perennial capsicums, tomato's and malibar spinach are still contributing significantly to the households vege needs. There are no more eggplants though, the bush has wooly looking scale things growing at the base and has been ripped out. No more corn either, haven't bothered to plant anything.
Passionfruits are going crazy and my mango's are ripening up nicely.
I've been using a lot of the pashies in my home made greek yoghurt but I took a photo of the mulberry one (using the frozen ones from our tree that we had)
I took some fig cuttings from my Aunt's tree down in Melbourne. I am pleased to say, I have about 8 that struck. Once I establish one, the rest will be up for grabs at GV.
Speaking of figs, my brown turkey has a few fruit.
My pineapple is also growing well. This was a freebie from Daley's so I'll be interested in the flavour. I've got 3 little pups that I can plant, as well as the top when I actually start gardening again. :)
The Banana's are going rank!! I have 3 bunches this size that all opened within 3 weeks of each other. There is going to be a massive glut in about 3 months.
I mentioned the Malabar spinach earlier. I quite like this plant - it does taste very spinach like. It is better than silverbeet in my opinion as that has an irony aftertaste. It does need cooking as the leaf texture is quite thick but I use it in all my dishes where I would need spinach and think it is an excellent substitute especially for summer months.
Final thing. Went crabbing on the holidays and managed to catch one legal sized buck. He was DELICIOUS!!
Well, that's it from me guys. I don't think I'll be getting anything new in my beds until the end of summer. Happy gardening
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