Thursday 17 November 2011
Over the last couple of months, I've been helping to create a vegetable patch in a friend's garden. We had planted a mixture of seeds and seedlings, then went away for a week on holiday. While we were away Sydney experienced a week of tropical thunderstorms and hot weather - when we came back the zucchini plant had nearly tripled in size, and as you can see, is producing baby zucchini already.
The difficult choice at the moment is whether we should leave these babies on the plant to fully mature, or do we pick some of those delicious yellow flowers? Hopefully we will get to do both!
Other plants growing in the patch are lettuce, mixed heirloom tomatoes, basil, chillies, lebanese eggplant, button squash, small gherkin cucumbers, green beans, radish, carrots and corn. Not bad for an area of approximately 2m², and there's still some room to spare.
Just a few more weeks until we can start to pick and eat our very own vegetables.