Potatoes. Looking good and soon be ready to dig up.
Chillis. I forget the name of this one, but it is one of about six or seven types I have managed to grow.
I have a new crop of seedlings of all types already under way in the shed and have been planting more seeds every day this week. I want to see how many I can grow before the cold arrives! (I won’t divulge the target I’m aiming for but if successful I shall post photos in a month or two. )
Granadilla vine beginning to creep up the east wall. We’ve had more requests for granadilla cakes this year so I’ve seeded a dozen more vines across various parts of the garden, and I have planted a few seeds in pots in the shed.
We’ll see which turns out the best.
It also makes a delicious cool drink. You may know it as passion fruit.
Orange pepper. I cannot remember planting this one or where the pepper came from, so I’m interested to see what it looks/tastes like when it’s fully ripe.
These two are the only fruit produced so far so I will definitely be nabbing one for seeds.
Young Potato in a pot by the pool. This is one of three, small sliver of seed potato I planted a couple of weeks ago.
I have since planted a further dozen similar seed potatoes as part of my ”mission” to grow enough taters to feed us.
So far so good …. ”When the chips are down …. send for Mr Spud, upward and onward!”
Tomato Seedlings by the pond. These are late-ish plantings the missus started in bags, but they didn’t look too healthy so I moved them. I’m hoping there’s enough warmth for them to fully grow and produce fruit.
Recently transplanted young Lemon Tree / this one self-seeded from old lemons buried as compost. I’ll plant this one at the front of the house a bit later in the year.
After witnessing the annihilation of my previous crop of cabbages by the hens I made a couple of raised beds, added a shade cloth, threw a few cabbage seeds in and crossed fingers. So when I saw this little one this afternoon during a wander up the garden I was smiling all the way back to the house!
The last of the previous season’s crop of lemons and bitter oranges were picked two weeks ago, most of which were juiced and frozen, but by then the trees were already displaying an abundance of healthy new fruit. A couple of months and we will be ”back in business” and the trees will be yellow and orange once again.
Potatoes and Squash. Both from buried compost matter. There are some Gem Squash behind this that will soon be ready for harvesting.
I also picked a small handful of beans which we ate for dinner this evening. And while the others had steak, I had ”home-grown” boiled eggs!
Truly, there is nothing quite like growing your own fruit and veg.