I really didn't think we were getting much from the garden of late. It is the sort of in-between month here. Too hot to get too excited about planning anything later on in the year, but knowing that it really is that time. However, these are the spoils from more earlier established plantings.
Those strange green things are Monstera deliciosa for those who aren't familiar with them. Very easy to grow, a bit wierd. The only time to eat is when the outer segments are coming off, otherwise fruit is a little prickly on the tongue. Nice in fruit salad.
The bananas look a little sad. Ali how are yours going? I have made a banana
cake bread and decided it was only just passable for a show and tell photo. Well it's half eaten so that says something doesn't it? Nigella rest assured your job is not in jeopardy.
The pumpkin was picked too early - unfortunately the vine was weighing down a trellis, and will probably be inedible. Oh well ... the chooks will like it if I chop it up a bit for them. It is a Qld Blue variety of the incredibly tough skin. One year we had a really big harvest of them, and I got so tired of trying to cut them that my husband starting using a circular saw to cut them in half! Don't laugh - I know it sounds a bit rough & ready, but it works. Once they were tidied up a bit nd over the shock they were fine.
Passionfruit - yep plenty of them. The yellow ones that is, we can't grow the purple ones for love or money. Don't know why, must be something lacking in the soil.
Sweet chilli and hot chilli - always some around somewhere in the garden. So easy to grow even I can do it.
Eggs - luckily plenty of them at the moment. 'The girls' are now producing at full steam after a lengthy break.
So on the plus side of the learning curve I have now learnt how to push a few more buttons. Note to self - this blog started about decluttering. I must go and do some!
|Dexter on Thursday 17/2/2011|