While I was away, the Gardens of Chiconia have not been idle.
This basket is tonight’s supper, along with some nice local lamb cutlets. We have Chinese cabbage, bok choi, spinach, rocket (arugula), baby sweet potato leaves, a small but perfectly formed zucchini and some young green and butter beans.
I must organise some more bok choi and Chinese cabbage seedlings, spaces are opening up to plant more. I’ve had to prune the zucchini plants back a bit to give the beans a chance. There are lots of them, but if they get enough sun I may get another flush of flowers and hence more beans. And nipping leaves off the sweet potato vine not only helps to keep it to a reasonable size, but also gives me another green leaf vegetable.
The tomatoes are tall, green and rampant, and are slowly beginning to flower. The cherry toms have just set some microscopic green fruit, the Romas have begun to flower and the Grosse Lisse have buds. So it looks as if I’ll get a nice long tomato season! The Grosse Lisse plants are huge, so I’m hoping for a big crop so I can bottle some tomato sauce.
Back to the laundry. How we managed to accumulate 4 loads of it I’m not too sure, but it all has to get done. Plus weeding, soup making, cleaning, admin and last but not least, sewing. Hurray for quiet Sundays….
More soon. 😉