Monday, April 19, 2010

Harvest Monday

This is just a short post as I am short on energy. What looked like hayfever yesterday has turned into a different form of illness today and it has taken all morning just to get out of bed. Harvesting veggies is the last thing I want to do today as it is hard to even stomach water. Ahhh these glorious bugs that go round at this time of year. Not due to illness but due to forgetfullness I don't have any pictures of the 3 baby eggplants I harvested friday night, nor the lettuce and silverbeet and yellow carrots and more.

I do have a photo of something I harvested last Monday, before I left Mum and Dad's house. Almost the last of the mortgage lifter tomatoes! A little bit less than perfect on the outside but yum.


There are a few more left on the bushes as you can see here, but they are definitely on the way out.


While I was there we harvested half of the basil (yes it was originally TWICE this size!!!)


Future harvests at Mum's include these lemons, capsicums, chillis (scotch bonnet and otherwise)




Given how sooky I feel today I wish I was still in Adelaide with them both and getting the parental sympathy and love. Although I'll end this post on a happy, funny note. Mum and I were potting up some new plants while I was there but we ran out of potting mix. Dad in his infinite loveliness went to the hardware store with strict instructions from Mum on what to get and where to find it. She gives excellent directions, foolproof even. Not too hard??? He came back with Mulch!!! Priceless. :)

8 comments:

Dan said...

Mulch, ha! It is so said when the tomatoes start going down. Is it possible to grow a winter crop of them outdoors in your neck of the woods? Hope you get better soon :-)

Jamie said...

Yeah, like Dan said, hope you get better soon!

Chandramouli S said...

LOL! Poor dad, was trying to be helpful.
Get well soon, Prue.
Too bad that it'd be quite sometime until you start tomatoes coz I love your tomato posts and of course the Strawberries too!

Daphne said...

lol are you sure he just didn't bring the wrong thing back so he won't be sent out again? It is a great strategy ;> I know my husband is just as clueless about any thing dealing with the garden.

Get better soon!

Kalena Michele said...

Hey girlie! Nice tomato. My tomato plants are so small and they're suffering big time. I potted them up and gave them a nice drink of worm compost tea. I'm hoping and praying that this will work for them.

Angela said...

Get better soon!

Maybe mulch and potting soil look like exactly the same thing for a non gardener. And they generally keep them next to each other in the stores...

Kate said...

Ha! Way to go Dad! Hope you feel better soon. Sending a little non-parental sympathy and love your way...

michelle said...

Funny, I can see my husband doing exactly the same thing as Dad. I make sure he takes his phone with him when he runs errands for me, call if you have ANY questions dear. Scotch Bonnets - hot hot hot, whew!