Dinner harvest

dinner harvestThis afternoon’s harvest looks pretty good. Some saved before the critters could eat it (both of these cukes have bite marks and the tomatoes are clearly proving to be a crowd pleaser because all they need is a blush of yellow before they’re swooped upon) some for dinner (Frank’s making rissoles and so the basil, sage, oregano, hot pepper and parsley will spice it nicely). There is plenty of lettuce out there but I’m discovering we aren’t huge green salad fans – even when it’s growing in our back yard. We keep telling ourselves “tomorrow”.  Tonight it will likely be a greek salad with those yummy cukes.

These cukes are from the shady (ginger) patch. They were planted on the 14th of November so the first harvest took about 10 weeks. Those vines are loaded with cukes and look to beat the sunny vines hands down. Not sure how much better the sunny vines would have performed if I hadn’t burnt them with my mildew spray, but since both sets were sprayed, I’m still loving the shady vines.

Today I also snipped and potted some rosemary. The lunar calendar said today was a good one for propagating woody plants. The last batch has produced at least one plant. This one I’m putting in the shade (as per latest instructions I’ve read) and we’ll see how it does.


About Laura Rittenhouse

I'm an American-Australian author, gardener and traveller. Go to my writing website: www.laurarittenhouse.com for more. If you're trying to find my gardening blog, it's here.
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