The garden is still doing a magnificent job of delivering kilos of tomatoes every few days. The basil is just starting to get a little woody and some of the leaves are starting to blacken but overall there is plenty of it to continue to enjoy. Tomatoes and basil are my measures of the season. Once they stop producing and die off Summer crops are officially over for me and I complete the transition of the garden beds to cooler weather plants.
This year has been very dry so the garden is probably more wilted that it should be at this point in time. I have been busy preparing for a family mini break and doing pre-work for a course I am commencing after Easter. As a result the garden has received minimal attention paid to it in the past month.
The eggplants are scaring me. They are still producing fruit and new fruit is continuing to develop, it seems to be never ending. I am really really really sick of them so have been taking them into a local cafe to use. I swapped a few kilos for some fresh sweet corn and figs so that was a bonus, oh and coffee 🙂 My neighbor will take some in the next week and after that I will try to swap them for fruit with a food swap group I have recently joined.
Some of the garden beds despite the neglect this month are still looking gloriously colorful, but a little tired, which is to be expected at this point in the season.
- Chilli – I am moving a colony of small chilli plants that self seeded under one of my plants into pots
- Herbs – chives, sage, basil, coriander, parsley, thyme, mint, spearmint,
- 13 Pumpkins in total
- Spring Onion
- Order garlic – or sort through my supply and see if there are any of the larger bulbs that I may plant this year.
- Take care of my new seedlings! Plant any that survive my neglect
- Tidy up the garden beds
- Cut back the herbs hard
- Think about pest control for the coming months
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