Sunday, February 19, 2012

Late summer veges...

Surely one of the great pleasures of summer is eating the vegetables and fruit that come from your own vege garden. Danz and I both love to grow our own food and have planted many fruit trees on our suburban block, as well as developing three little vege plots. Each plot is about 2.5 square metres and we always have something edible growing. 

This has been a cool, wet summer and an odd year for growing, though some of the veges have loved the weather. We have the best silver beet crop ever and the beans are very 'Jack and the Beanstalk', growing by the day. The basil is prolific and yummy so lots of delicious pesto and basil flavoured salads and sauces.

This is the first year that we have grown onions and they were just fabulous. They are mild, dense and crunchy and very easy to eat in salads as well as cooked. 

The tomatoes are suddenly all ripening, as they are inclined to do, so I picked a few kilos yesterday and made some tomato sauce to put away.

We grew different zucchinis this year. They are ball shaped and have big seeds and the bush is not very prolific. We have decided to go back to the usual long sort of zuchs next year, although it is interesting to try something different.

We had a wonderful family lunch with our four girls today and Danz made a curry feast. He proudly announced that every dish had something fresh from the garden in it! 

Happy gardening to all of you :-)

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