Tuesday 29th May 2012I thought I would take some photos of my vegetables to show you how much they have grown. It always amazes me how quickly plants grow, but the special things about vegetables is you get something to eat at the end! How wonderful is that?
this post you can see how much the cabbages have grown! It might not be too long before we have to make a flyscreen cover to keep the grubs out. Hopefully I will get cabbages from all these plants, there is approximately six plants.
I have been busy keeping an eye on my zucchini everyday as there are flowers opening on the plants already. I have tried growing zucchini before but haven't had any success. The plants are always lovely and healthy but no fruit, then I read somewhere that if you don't have bees around you have to pollinate the female flowers yourself! It is easy to tell the difference between the male and female flowers as the female flowers have a baby zucchini on the base of them, so I have been busy as a bee!! Ha Ha, get it!!
Because of my efforts I have a couple of fruit on the plants but here is a picture of my biggest one (approx 4 inches long).
I have mentioned in a previous post that I was going to have a go at planting some potatoes that had sprouted in the cupboard. I have had success. I think all bar one of the potatoes have grown. I had been trying to hill up the ground around the plants to give us more potatoes but it is difficult to do unless you have a large garden, so I have made some boxes to place over the plants and that will keep the soil where I want it.
Look what I got in the mailbox yesterday.
I went to see a couple of friends today, I went to school with their son, and while I was there they were kind enough to give me a jar of home made lime marmalade, pickled green chillies and pickled bell chillies. They also dug up a few small bell chili plants that I will have to get into the ground this afternoon. How generous are they. I hope your lucky enough to have people like that around you.