Tomato crop

We harvested around 80-90 tomatoes from just one plant.  What an amazing result from a $4 Canabec Super tomato seedling.
Having a surplus of ripening fruit, we decided to preserve some of the excess. I sautéed a mixture of onion and garlic then added diced tomatoes, basil, oregano salt and pepper and simmered until thickened.

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Fresh Herbs

Our chives, oregano, parsley and basil are growing well in this hot weather. Herbs make a nice addition to salads and add flavour to vegetables.  Growing in pots, they are easy to maintain, and keep relatively free of snails and slugs.

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Good companions

Tomatoes and basil – these two are surely good companions. They are the perfect pair in many recipes and basil confuses insects that might otherwise attack the tomatoes when growing. Our tomatoes are finally yielding a beautiful supply for the kitchen and were worth waiting for. We have been enjoying the basil in salads and stir fries.

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Edible gardens #2

Our Canabec Super tomato has produced a good crop and will soon ripen and be ready to harvest.  The new mixed lettuce plants are growing well and we have started using the outer leaves.  Dainty parsley flowers will form seeds for a new crop.

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Edible gardens

The Dianella or flax lily has edible blue berries.  The Native blue banded bees are attracted to purple and blue flowers and can often be seen around Dianella flowers. Ripening Blueberries and flowering onion heads complete this trio of photographs taken in my daughter’s garden this morning.

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