The garden is finally starting to produce a bounty of food for us to eat. This past week we harvested spinach, silverbeet, rocket, carrots, button squash, tomatoes and corn. Still not as many squash as Jamie would like, but enough for a side.
We have never had much luck with corn at home. This year we have planted it in our plot at the Happy Patch community garden and while it is only five feet tall there are loads of cobs. Next year we plan to plant seed directly into the soil rather than use seedlings to see if they grow taller. We picked the first two cobs on Thursday and they tasted sensational! Four minutes in the microwave and they were cooked to perfection; no need for butter or salt on organic corn!
Jamie received a visit from Wizard the lizard while at the patch. He is a friendly chap.
Also at the patch, the pumpkins are growing very well and the watermelon in covered in flowers. No fruit yet, but we are reasonably confident.
Hopefully the weather for next week doesn’t harm the plants too much! We have erected shadecloth over the more fragile lettuces and tomatoes, but the rest of the plants will have to cope with extra water every day.
Fingers crossed everything survives the ridiculous weather!
In other news; we finally achieved our water goal this week. According to SA water we are a one person household with no garden. The reality is highlighted on the bill. Love having rainwater for all our veggies!