The citrus are coming along very nicely, and the pineapple gauva trees seem to have put down their feet. We ended up with a total harvest of around 35 kg of tomatoes before mowing the summer-fried vines under. As well as eating mountains of insalata caprese and fresh salsas and tomato sandwiches, and giving bags of tomatoes away, we’ve frozen large batches for adding to spaghetti sauces and curries, and have jars of tomato relish/chutney stocking the pantry.
I wandered out into the garden this afternoon, camera in hand. You can see the previous garden post from just two months ago here, with the seedlings all in. We’ve been feasting off snow peas and sugar snap peas for lo these many weeks, and the past couple of weeks have been gorging on insalata [...]
[Via Neatorama] Pretty rainbow cauliflowers! These were apparently selectively bred by European company Syngenta. (Are they as evil as Monsanto?) The naturally-present substances are beta carotene (orange) and anthocyanin (purple), which also happen to be rather good for you. ~~~ When are Hasbro going to realise that you just can’t buy the sort of publicity [...]