I’ve never been happier for the weekend to start. Things have been so busy that I haven’t had much time for the garden, or to catch you up here. Well, the first thing I did this morning was to check on the edible plants.
Curiously, the second papaya to set is growing faster than the first. I wonder if the first one will stay or abort eventually? There are many more buds forming further up, so this should be the beginning of papaya season here!
The first custard apple has been growing well. Here it is looking nice and plumply round!
The cucumber plants look pretty scraggly. I’m not sure if it’s because of the weather or if they’re coming to the end of season. The plants will get a nice prune this weekend, and I think I’ll sow a few more seeds just in case. It has been lovely harvesting these fruits for immediate use in the hot weather we’ve been having.
We’ve also been enjoying long beans from the few plants around the place. As usual, I need more trellises, so the bean harvest has been small and sporadic.
Some of our okra plants have managed to escape the voracious appetites of snails while growing, and we are happily anticipating okra season soon.
Now that the “stock take” has been done, it’s time to get down to the “maintenance”, and work up a sweat!
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