Oh it feels good to be back home. The washing machine is recovering, the gardens are tended (with much still to be done) and I can finally get to the computer without feeling guilty.
Out in the garden, plants are finally growing. The weather had been particularly cool before we went away. I had great trouble getting the warm weather vegetables to germinate much less grow. But with our return also came a mini heat wave (well heat wave enough for spring) temperatures hit the 30s and finally finally things began to grow….
Basil, beans, zucchini and squashes! I am having a mini glut already! But sadly the tomatoes have been slow, I tried seed after seed to grow ‘Amish Paste’ tomatoes – with no luck. I’ve come to conclusion it was a bad batch of seeds. Luckily many cherry tomatoes have come up all over the garden (mostly in places I don’t want them) so I won’t be tomato-less this season. But it certainly won’t be the bumper crop I hoped for.
What do you think of the yellow gate above? My boys don’t like it. Something brown would look better, I was told. I think it’s fun and quite possibly I was a bit excited by all the paint chips when I picked out the colour. I like it.
We have also been ‘reclaiming’ some of our yard from the trees. The Loquat tree had taken over the back corner of the yard. So out came a branch. Now it seems in my experience that branches never look very big when attached to a tree but then you cut and half the tree seems to fall….. Yep that’s what happened here. But, oh wow we now have a corner of the garden that was wasted, room for compost bins and boys to play.
That’s just a smidge of what has gone on here, I want to show more but the camera I used will not sync with the laptop…… So the massive basil haul and the choking choko vine will have to wait. Instead I am off to finish my glass of wine!