Well work has gotten the better of me again and while my garden is productive at the moment, I'm going to run into a problem soon as I haven't had time to plant any seeds and keep my rotation going - about all I've managed to do is keep up with watering. Case in point are the carrots. They are now ready to pull out but my last self seed failed to germinate and I got slack and haven't done another so it will be months before my next lot of carrots. Beans and zucchini's are the same problem. Fortunately the tom's and cucumbers are still going strong
Also, I have one basil plant that was in a wicking bed and is going amazing (the rest in the ground are floundering). So... What to do with all that basil. Why make pesto of course. About once a week I make a jar and the kids like it too.
The Peaches have now been coming in fast and furious. I think I might finish harvesting the tree this weekend and try to make preserves. I've had a problem with coddling moth this year - about 1/2 the fruit has bad spots but unlike fruit fly, the fruit remains edible. So I've been using the damaged fruit in cakes, grilled on top of pork and stewed in the morning for breakfast. By the time I finish harvesting, I think I'll have at least taken 6 kg of edible fruit from the peach grafts alone. I'm picking what you see in the picture once a week for the last 3 weeks and that is the "perfect" fruit. My first two capsicums - planted these from seeds from Mr Fothergills sweet allsorts. Don't know what colour they will end up.
A lot of my garden beds are dedicated to growing corn at the moment. I do succession plantings so that we are picking fresh when we need it. Again, I'm a bit behind on this as I planted in the front some seeds about 3 weeks ago when we had heaps of rain and only 3 germinated - the rest rotted. I only just put some more seeds in -> I should have been starting a new bed by now.
Finally, I noticed my first passionfruit flower this week and have been hand pollinating all week to make sure I get fruit set but look how busy I've been - didn't even notice these beauties until today. Obviously there were flowers sometime previously that I didn't notice :)
Happy gardening people.
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