Sunday, November 18, 2018


Rain Dashing While Picking Vegetables.

The last couple of weeks has been very steamy humid weather, and quite hot, which means coming inside by about 10 am both to beat the heat but also I have a good eye on the UV reading. No more chances for melanomas for me.

The rain last week was torrential and the thunder so loud, felt like the lightening had hit next door. Unfortunately while all this was happening our dear neighbour of 35 years, died of pancreatic cancer at only 69, with only two months notice. The funeral last Friday was very sad and I am still coming to grips with it all.

The rain so heavy can barely see through it.

Meanwhile between all the rain, I have been gathering lots of vegetables. Especially zucchini which the two plants I have, have gone wild with all the mushroom/cow manure compost they are growing in. At least the neighbour across the road who visits John every night at 5pm for drinks is getting a fair share of them.

Super Large Zucchinni Plants

The bed of tomatoes which I have covered with fruit fly net is also a jungle, I am beyond trying to tame them, and now the tomatoes are starting to ripen. A bit slower this year than last as our really hot weather will be much later this year I feel.

Jungle tomatoes
These are Scorpio good for sub tropical.

The other bed has 4 cherry tomatoes, which the fruit fly tend to avoid.

May still cover these just to contain them.

The rest of this bed is just starting to come along. Climbing purple beans, and 2 cucumber vines, also carrot rows.

Cucumber and Beans

Rhubarb ready to pick.

I dug up several garlic bulbs from the front also, the back still has about a dozen more not quite ready yet.

Purple Soft Neck Garlic

The potatoes have all died back but as yet really haven't started on them. Tried a couple of small pots and there were heaps of potatoes. Did this one today.

One potato to this 12 inch pot.

425 grms of potatoes from one small seed one. Not bad and very delicious with butter and parsley.

Larger pots ready and waiting
5 of these big ones also ready and waiting.

In the mean time I suddenly noticed the Grumichama fruit was ready while talking to our handyman gardener Lawrence. Picked what I could reach as this tree is getting a bit big. Will need to prune it.

The only trouble with them is the tiny seed inside so I will boil them up to soften then put through a strainer to pick out the seeds, will make fruit chutney with them as we use that a lot cooked over meatballs. Grumichama are really nice to eat often referred to as  the tropical cherry.

The roses have been blooming all over the place, but I am very pleased with the new Dahlias which have just started flowering.

So that was my week. Till next time.


  1. Your garden is beautiful. How nice yo have homegrown potatoes.

    I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor.


  2. a wonderful productive garden going there! gorgeous flowers too
    thanx for sharing

  3. Thank you Selina, for reading and catching up.


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