It’s winter in my garden, so it must be time to grow tomatoes!
No, I’m not raving. We’re averaging pleasant daytime temperatures of around 24-26°C (75-78°F), it hasn’t fallen below 10°C (50°F) at night, the bugs are (mostly) in abeyance, and it’s the perfect time to grow the things that can’t cope in the height of the summer. Tomatoes, zucchini, herbs…
Of course, I’m not showing the silverbeet and bok choi which have been decimated by the Eggfly Butterfly caterpillars – it’s an ugly scene of devastation. It happened last year too, and I hoped a change of venue would make the difference, but it hasn’t. So far, my Brazilian and Malabar Spinach seem to be untouched – the greedy beasts seem to prefer the brassica family.
I hope winter is treating the Aussies and Kiwis among you kindly, and that the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere has brought balmy weather and longer sunny days.