I had a few days back at my parents place this week and when I returned this afternoon the garden was heaving with produce ready to come in (well, not everything, but definitely more than I’ve had to date). Things are coming on very quickly now.
Over the last week I picked:
Hundreds of tiny wild sweetie cherry tomatoes. These are most delicious but do take great patience and time to pick. The bushes are sprawling huge this and the fruit oh so teeny.
I’ve also picked the first of my other cherry varieties (which I actually have no idea of their names). A few yellow ones and some very dark red/purple ones which are half way between a cherry and full sized tomato. Both nice, but nothing quite beats the taste of the wild sweeties.
The first and only Roma tomato also got picked this afternoon.
A few zucchinis including the tiny ones pictured above. I’ve found some of the fruit starts to yellow and go bad at the flower end instead of growing to full size while others grow perfectly. Any ideas why?
I picked the first single cucumber last week and another TEN this week. Yay! I feel some cucumber pickles coming on.
Some strawberries – all eaten straight away. I’ve got lots more coming on too now that the intense heat has left us and the fruit gets a change to develop instead of drying on the bush.
Lettuce and silverbeet.
Basil, parsley and mint.
My manic pumpkin vine has pretty much died off, so I’m thinking I should pick the six pumpkins. Or is it better to leave them until the stems dry out too?
For more head over Daphne’s.