A VERY NICE SURPRISE!

Romagirl is talking about growing Beans, Tomato, Zucchini, Beetroot, Carrot from Hunter

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Garden ready!

We’ve been away for a week and the first thing I did when we got home was check my vegies – of course!  Lol! Exciting things have happened – you can see in my pic – 2 huge Zucchini!  1 Yellow & 1 Green!  Yippeee, at last!!! 

That’s not all though.  I also harvested 6 little Beetroot and 2 very small, deformed Carrots! 

I boiled the Beetroot with a bit of honey, brown vinegar and salt & pepper.  They are so delicious I had to be very firm with myself so I didn’t eat them all – they’re only little ones…  but I had to remind myself my Hubby loves them too….. hehe!

The carrots went in the compost as they tasted disgusting.  I’m wondering if I picked them too soon after spraying with the Pyrethrum.  I forget when I did that but think it was about 3 weeks ago.  Anyway, the others are nowhere nearly ready so hopefully they will taste better by the time they are. 

My biggest disappointment though is the Black Russian Tomato.  It appears the fruit fly have got to them – even though the bait is still fresh and there are absolutely dozens of dead fruit fly and other insects in there. Most of the tomatoes are rotted and the fly are crawling in and out of them.  There was a very interesting small, waspy fly looking thing sitting on a tomato. Maybe 3 times bigger than a fruit fly It was sort of flicking it’s wings like a wasp does but looked more like a fly.  It was a pale orangy/creamy colour with clear wings.  Of course I didn’t have my camera with me so didn’t get a pic!!!

 My number 1 job in the morning – to sort the fruit fly problem out!!!

Of course everything else has grown HUGE in that short week away.  Isn’t it amazing how quickly things grow when you aren’t watching them and how slowly when you are!

Well not Everything has grown huge – my climbing Beans aren’t looking terribly happy yet.  But my sister in law said hers are not doing well either – same Beans – they’re in Sydney and we’re in the Hunter Valley so maybe this just isn’t the right season for these particular beans at the moment.  They’re still alive though so that’s a big PLUS! Hehe!  ;)

So far the patio prize Tomato is looking wonderful.  It has quite a lot of tommies on the bush and they don’t appear to be effected by fruit fly (yet).  They are closer to the bait but not that much closer so I hope they stay good!

It’s been a long day so I’m off to bed…

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