Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vegetable gardening

This broccoli was harvested from our garden.  It is so exciting to be starting to eat food regularly from our vege patch.

We have more broccoli growing and nearly ready to eat.

 It actually looks overgrown, but it's just full of food, and 'almost' food.

There are tomatoes beginning to flower.

Fresh iceberg lettuce straight from the garden tastes amazing!!

My parsley has recovered after it was nearly demolished by the possum.

There's rosemary in one corner.

The cos lettuce is delicious in caesar salad.  We pick leaves as we use them so they are going to keep feeding us for some time yet.

We also have purple carrots growing, beetroot, snow peas, zucchini, and I was hoping some capsicum would come up [I sowed the seeds with the tomato seeds but no sign of them yet]. It really is an experiment for us, we've never successfully grown vegetables before [on purpose].  I am starting to plan what we will plant next.  I can see how gardening becomes addictive!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Miss 3's birthday cakes

 Miss 3 loves yellow.  So for her third birthday we had to have not one, but two yellow birthday cakes.  One for her 'party' with her family, the other for her 'party' with her three little friends. We had yellow balloons, yellow food, and played 'parcel parcel' as she calls it [pass the parcel].
Almost each day since her birthday, I have been told that now she is a 'big girl'.  

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My new strawberry patch

We planted a strawberry patch 6-8 weeks ago.  Three different varieties of strawberries, hopefully will extend our harvest as we have one early, one mid and one late-season variety.  We got 4 strawberries off recently, then the night before we harvested our second lot, a possum ate the lot.  Not happy.  Hence the netting to protect our fruit from possums and birds.