Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The lazy blogger

Well, I won't say people have "nagged" me into writing the blog, but life has been a little, shall we say, crazy hectic. Holidays, house plans, etc etc. Life. It seems to happen, doesn't it.
Anyway, here's a little photographic essay of what's been happening of late.

Repotted fig tree. Even though couldn't see roots poking out bottom of previous pot, poor little thing was rather rootbound. So almost as soon as he was re-potted, he sprouted new growth. There's hope yet!

Rosella plants. These are the result of boiled rosella seeds. Anyone who has made rosella jam knows what I'm talking about here. So I thought I'd have a crack at planting the seeds and look what turned up. Fingers crossed I can grow some this time!

An orange. Well, it's a green orange so far. But one day it will be an orange. Hopefully. This is the first fruit produced by this tree. All the rest of the babies dropped off. This one being preciously guarded.

Eggplant. Growing like a weed now. We're not big on the fruit, but isn't it nice to know that we can?

Ahh, this is a bit of a sad story. This is/was a butternut pumpkin. While we were away he rotted. Better luck next time.

Lime. I think it's ripe, do you?

"Normal" pumpkin. Not ready yet, but watched eagerly every day. Great in all manner of dishes but my new fave is pumpkin and fetta quiche. Mmmmmm.

It's not edible, I know. But can you see the little green stick right next to my fingers? That, my friends, is a GrassTree. Planted from seed purchased from Bunnings. Seed packet cost $3.85. Think it contained about 20 seeds. Cheaper than $40 for a big plant....

Do tomatoes grow randomly at your place? I let them go when they come up wild like this. I figure they must like that spot for a home. Am I nuts? Probably.

Laden passionfruit vine. Only problem I have, is once they fall to the ground and I pick them up, they're rotting. Anyone got any tips on what's going wrong?

Another damn zucchini. Don't you know you shouldn't be growing now??

The vege patch currently, with carrots in foreground (they also shouldn't be growing now) and hessian encased capsicum plant. To prevent a certain four-legged person accessing and munching on said capsicums. Naughty puppy.

Rampant watermelon. There's about half a dozen fruit on this, about the size of bowling balls. Fingers crossed.
What's growing at your place at the moment?