That’s Friday done and dusted. Not really dusty tho… a beautiful day of steady rain which I am sure the garden just loved!

The corn, which has been up to now slightly underwhelming in development, is finally showing signs of producing!

The hothouse is still lovely – The cucumber is taking over as usual and hiding some of its fruit!

So… I have three rockmelon plants in, all which look healthy and growing tentacles all over the place… and one rockmelon!

I have a number of chilli plants in the hothouse… all at different development stages!

The young ones I put in a couple of weeks ago are looking good… but getting swamped by self seeded tomatoes which are coming up like hairs on a cats back!

The lettuce seedlings need to hurry.

The passionfruit are unchanged. No idea how long they will take to be ready since this is the first time I have grown them without killing the plant!

I see more pesto in my immediate future.

So many plums!! Speaking of plums. I de-pipped what I cooked yesterday and turned them into pulp.
I totally wished de-pipping was as quick and as easy as pushing the cat off my lap (A totally different sort of de-Pipping)
(OK… I amused myself…)

There was still more to wash and cook but I was over doing plums this afternoon. Maybe tomorrow?

On the herb drying scene I took the leaves off the stalks of the oregano and left them in a tray to get a bit more crackly dry.
The basil is still slow in the netting and the hanging basil… well… I suppose its doing what its meant to do?

Have a great Friday and makes some awesome weekend plans!


Author: Lisa

A happy traveller through life! Right now living in NW Tasmania with a gorgeous Nurse-Husband, a fool of a Siamese Cat and several chickens. We love our fairly simple lifestyle of growing a lot of what we eat and enjoying the stunning surrounds of our little patch.

6 thoughts on “Rain”

  1. I just LOVE summer rain. So refreshing and clean and waters everything that needs a drink.

    Your garden looks so good. You sure are a busy person. You always seem like you are doing something. Way to go!

    1. Hi Janet! yes, the summer rain is the best! Everything was beautifully soaked!
      😀 – yes lots of my day is busy, but I do my fair share of cruising about too! lol I do need to knuckle down to that weeding! 🙂

  2. Hi Lisa,

    I successfully grew banana passion fruit for the first this last year. I do live in a cool climate but it took till way into autumn until I got any ripe ones. Patience!

    1. Ruby loves her banana passionfruit!! Well done on getting them to grow. I seemed to have killed the ones I started. Mind you, I have seen them run amok and I will refrain from trying them in the hothouse!!

  3. Hey Lisa go on Internet pull up Fruit pickers wire basket. We use to have pear tree and this was what we used. Attaches to long pole. I’m sure it would work for plums. Your garden looks SOOO great!!

    1. What a neat contraption!!! Very tempting really! Honestly the insane amount we get from the branches we can actually reach is daunting. Mind you I hate leaving the rest where they are! The hoe we used the other day knocks them to the ground which obviously gets a bit sticky! The catcher is perfect!! Thank-you for telling me about it! 🙂

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