Sunday, 5 January 2014

A time of reflection..............

The presents have been opened, the Xmas dinner eaten, friends and family off to their particular holiday and now its time to relax...........I'm lounging on our veranda enjoying the sounds of summer, magpies warbling, a cool breeze is blowing through the trees , I can hardly keep awake !!
Over the last couple of months lots of photos have been taken for the many posts that were planned but somehow they never came to be, there were plenty of harvests from the plot and tasty meals, pickles and jams made...............

                                  The first strawberries for the sweet !
And the first tomatoes too! along with fresh basil and this season's garlic........what could be better?
                 Must admit the tomatoes are a little small but were enough to make a slice of bruschetta for afternoon tea. !     

What I'm really excited about this Summer is my Zucchini Tromboncino !!!!!! I planted the seeds early November under the cold frame, once the plant had a few leaves I took the cold frame off then placed a plastic sleeve around the plant creating a mini hot house........seemed to do the trick!!
It now has protection from the wind and hot sun with some shade cloth and also quite heavily mulched, over the last few days it has really taken off so this weeks job will be to build a climbing frame to support the expected growth............the packet says 100m ?
 Has anyone else tried growing this variety of Zucchini ?

Taking back stage are climbing beans, potatoes, 4 different types of eggplants, cucumbers, rock melon, watermelon, mini cabbages, and lettuce varieties.

Happy New Year to all !!!


  1. Look out! That zucchini will run wild!

    1. Hi Frogdancer, lucky I have lots of room for it to seems to have doubled in size since I took the photo !!!


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