Friday, January 18, 2013

Garden Update.

Daughter T came out this morning and I offered her a zucchini.  And a cucumber...she said she had some...THAT SHE HAD BOUGHT!!!  When asked why she was buying what I had a fridge full of she said that she didn't know that I had any because it wasn't here on this blog and maybe it was time to do an update. 

So, I am picking zucchini and cucumbers.  Capsicum, assorted lettuce, silverbeet, tomatoes but not many.  Heaps of comphrey that I add to my smoothies, mainly for the iron but also all the other good vitamins and minerals.  There are potatoes and sweet potatoes out there for when I feel like digging a couple up.  Still have onions but not enough.   Picked all the garlic a few weeks ago, it is small and there isn't a lot but enough for us as we don't use it much.
The spinach grew 6inches, went to seed and died so I need to get more in sometime soon but will go with seeds from here from last year and see if they do better. 
There are a few eggplant that I don't eat so need to give them to someone or learn how to use them.  I have added a couple to smoothies but I tend to forget that they are out there.
Strawberries, grapes, passionfruit and apples.

Lunches this week should be green salads with eggs or fish and teas can be assorted veg with fish or rooster meat but in reality they will be whatever I feel like when I get hungry so I need to make a big bowl of salad today that I can dig into over the next week and I will also make a big quiche as that too is an easy thing to have handy in the fridge.

If I could kill chooks then an old Isa would be in the pot for tea as the bleedin' thing is out again.   I don't know how it gets out, it's wing is clipped, there is plenty of food in it's pen...It keeps scratching up the gardens so I need to fix it before it gets our food.  This time I will put it in a different pen and if it gets out of that I will try something else.  My gardens are worth more to me that this old chook.