Garden update

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Well another week has passed and the garden continues to produce, I have to wonder just how long the zucchinis can keep going, surely they must end soon. We are down to the self sown tomatoes only and they are still going strong, I’ve made litres of pasta sauce, chutney and relish. The eggplants are awesome, pasta man grills them on the webber or I shallow fry them and then pop them into a salad, pasta sauce or for parmigiana (which we had again tonight). Note to self – must make moussaka soon. The potatoes are ready to lift and we have to work out where we are going to store them (a shady, cool room in a hessian bag is the best). We did  a bit of a tidying up in the garden this weekend (filling up a large green bin easily) weeding, cutting back the out of control climbers and giving the roses quite heavy prune. The newly planted onions, herbs, cabbages and brussels sprouts are growing nicely but I had to “deal” with some caterpillars on the cabbages (tiny green ones). White fly is becoming quite a problem but what can I do? I am trying to keep the use of sprays to a minimum and  was nearly at the point of spraying when I found 2 different praying mantis in the garden, creatures like these might be harmed if I sprayed (even with organic sprays) so no to sprays for the time being. The avocado tree (bacon) is growing very well, the trunk is thickening up and it looks strong and healthy, hopefully it will be a good provider in the future. We’ve had some heavy pickings of beans too and I made an indian curried bean dish that was easy to make, fragrant and delightful to eat. It’s fun if you have the time to search for new ways to use an abundance of fruit or vegetables and I do enjoy zoning out in the kitchen, experimenting and up to my eyeballs in produce, pots and pans, loud music, nice smells happening, feeding family or friends, my perfect day – maybe add some yoga too! Till next we meet……



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