Well things certainly are a happening at my place.
The first of the peaches have been harvested and bottled.
I have a zucchini glut at the moment. The tromboncino is growing great along the fence and I'm picking between 2-3 a day!
I've been listening to Roots and Refuge podcast from America and one of her podcasts was about making the most of what you have and reduce your cost outputs. For me at the moment, that is Zucchini and eggs. Quiche is on the menu once per week at the moment, plenty of egg and lettuce sandwiches for school lunches, zucchini chocolate cake are just a few ways I'm trying to use them. But with the heat coming, I was looking for a salad and came across Zucchini ribbons with mint and lemon dressing. Absolutely delicious.
I haven't had much success in recent years with growing watermelon and rockmelons. I think that's changed! I have had 5 set already. I took this about a week ago and now it is twice this size.
I'm also on the verge of a cucumber glut again. Can't wait as I love cucumber in summer.
I ended up taking out the cucamelons out of the wicking bed. I think they may need full sun to produce a lot of fruit. The one in the shaded bed had heaps of water and heaps of growth but not a lot of fruit. The one in the ground didn't have as much growth but was covered in fruit all the time.
Lastly, I'll just show you this little beauty. I bought this mini lilies for my daughters fishpond back in march. They sent up about 2 leaves and then appeared to die. I thought I'd killed them but as soon as it started to heat up, they put out more leaves and now LOOK! my first flower!!
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