Aren't rainbows fascinating? We were really hoping for some rain but only got a few drops.
I was so excited this year as, for the first time, I had a good crop of capsicums. Then I noticed brown areas on them so I guess the fruit fly got into them. Some just fall off the plant too. I will have to do some research on how to grow them successfully in future. Sigh!
Normally we have so many cherry tomatoes that I pick every day but there are hardly any to be found now. Last year they grew practically the whole year until the CEO was 'weeding' one day and pulled out my one remaining plant that had survived winter and which I was nursing along. Perhaps I should grow tomatoes hydroponically like Farm Liz is doing. Check out her post if you are interested in how to do that.
Even the cucumber plants have died off without producing much at all. However, isn't it funny that the plants that don't get any TLC seem to thrive like the chilli and tamarillo plants that just come up everywhere. Of course I don't eat the chillies....
...so am feeling a bit miffed that most of the plants I look after don't grow and the ones I ignore grow well. Perhaps I am doing something wrong or should I just blame it on the weather? I should be thankful something is growing though and there are still zucchinis to pick every day and the herbs...
...always seem to do well. The CEO planted some ginger from the fruit shop in a pot and it is growing really well....
...as is the Gotu Kola which will soon die back I guess. The other herbs like parsley, oregano, thyme, chamomile, brahmi, coriander, sage, chives, soapwort and a few others are looking really good and they just soldier on regardless.
The dwarf mulberry is starting to get fruit on it. I would have thought it is a bit early for that, isn't it?
So, that's some of what is growing or not growing here. I will have to learn about what I am doing wrong and try and get better results next year. If you are still reading I hope your eyes haven't glazed over yet. LOL!
Roll on autumn! My favourite season!!!!