We stopped at de Bortoli too for some cheese...
A really lovely day. Just sun. Just a little family. To settle the secret unsettley bit inside.
Meanwhile back at home...
The recent warm stormy weather has brought on a massive tomato growth spurt! I seriously think in just 3 days the tomato plants have doubled in size and nearly snapped because they weren't supported well enough.
Looking after my vegies and watching them grow, the amazingness and reliability of it all. Plant a seed. Nurture it. Witness the tiny sprout unfurling then turning into a rampant fruit producing mass of leaves all with a mini ecosystem of its own complete with bad bugs, good guy bugs and sometimes little toadstools humming in the humus. In turn it nourishes me. My body. Gives me perspective, reins me in when unsettling things happen. Or don't happen. Or whatever. A garden can teach a person a lot of things and the learning and the reflecting opportunities are often underrated.
The ones in here are the most advanced, the others I planted on the
windowsills a bit later and are a bit smaller
In the chook pen I note much of the tomato fruit has gone mysteriously missing!
Look! Phoebe I think this is one of your gem squash!
Trombocinos or spaghetti squash. I can't remember which, honestly I think I need to make tags.
Cannot wait for the artichoke to flower so I can admire then pull the darn thing out to make room for vegies! There are 6 artichokes on my one plant. It's enormous. Really it's time for it to go! I don't like eating them but I love the bloom.
Lots of blueberries to look forward to...
The yacon has gone nuts. Anyone know when I'm supposed to harvest it?
On the left - little flowers on my tiny babaco :) One day I'll get fruit like the ones we saw at Diggers!
On the right...I'm not sure what this is...Hazel, I think you might have bought some at Diggers? I planted it over Winter and cannot remember what it is but it looks like it's forming berries! It's in my garden so it must be edible...
Nectarines but lots of leaf curl too boooooooo...I forgot to spray. Too late now.
We planted this stella cherry on the left over Winter and it's given us 4 cherries :)
And on the right a plum of some sort! I'm excited! Finally our fruit trees are getting enough sunlight now that the pine tree next door is gone and we are getting tiny fruit (not many but still!) and I'm soooooo excited!
This week I'm grateful for sunshine, for the miracle and pleasure vegie gardens bring and the thing called love that keeps our lives interesting. Linking for the first time to Maxabella, one of my fave bloggers. I'd really love to see your garden one day Maxabella!
Hope you're having a fabbo weekend x
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