Our second crop of capsicums is growing to a nice size.
Some beautiful flowers on the oregano and a perfect flower on the mint show that herbs are decorative as well as flavorful.
Our basil has provided us with fragrant leaves all summer, and a self-seeded “Tiny Tim” tomato plant is still producing sweet fruit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blueberries – ripening on the bush
Dianella or flax lily
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.
An old wooden Trug makes a good container for parsley.
Lettuce and a pot of old fashioned Mint and Lemon Thyme.
Owls on patrol to guard these lettuce plants. Bower Birds love to snack on fresh greens.
Our first crop of newly formed Roma tomatoes.