Sunday, 3 March 2013


Lots of time has passed since my last post and I have been very busy growing, eating and making sauce out of lots and lots of luscious tomatoes.

I did say in my first post that they are my favourite and I am happy for the lycopene overdose.

They started coming on in early February this year. A late season for me.




Tomato goodness.

Some Chilli sauces were made. Before things got hectic.

Grizzly F3

Chocolate stripes



Even some of the chooks enjoyed a few.

Even got my largest ever. A Tennessee Britches.
Not the tastiest but still good enough.

This one is a beauty. Some seed was given to me last year and it was called Greek Witness due to it being unknown what the variety is. I grew one plant that got about 4 tomatoes last year but this is the result of saved seed by me. Big beautiful beefsteaks with very few seeds.

Sacrifice for sauce.

Just before we made the sauce.
That is the chilli sauce in the background.

First batch of passata.

And they kept coming.

Unknown self sown.

One of my best this season.

This is one of my dwarfs but not sure which one as I mixed the labels up.

Unknown beefsteak I grow every year because it is so good.
Big and tasty.

1st of march harvest.

Them more sauce making with the previous weeks harvest.

Goodbye Chocolate stripes

Lastly I have todays harvest.
Top left hand corner you can see the Mayos delight with the blossom end rot. 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

All my mad planting of seeds has paid of so far and I have planted most of my tomatoes.

These ones are spare seedlings. There are about 3 times that many.

Main tomato patch

Trying to germinate in home made compost is always interesting. Here I am growing Lebanese cucumbers and a lot of other seedlings have popped up.

Some of my Butter nut pumpkins and two zucchini plants.


It has not done well this year and I don't know if it will survive.
Wish i could harvest a few more of those fat ones.

Final tomato list for this season to be posted at a later date.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Spring 2012 is here

Madly planting tomato seeds now and looking forward to the coming months of gorging out on tomatoes.
I've been picking some of the past winter harvest.
Lots of lettuce.
Kilos of snow peas.
Winter green staple, Silver beet.
Beetroot (today).
Good green eating all around for the winter.

The kale was given away at a community swap along with the mustard greens.

The first of the tomato seedlings.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Winter Solstice

It's just happened here.
So we are on the way to longer days.
There are a few things growing in the yard, namely weeds in the main patch. The weeds will be taken care of soon.

And also a few pretty yumalicious edible greens. (Maybe not the Kale)

Baby lettuce, mustard greens and a few beetroot.

Baby silver beet, endives behind them and pak choy hiding behind them.

The kale which is not very popular here. I had some seeds and threw them in and they germinated well.

A firm favourite here every year.
Snow peas.

And surprisingly, I still have a few small capsicums growing on my plants.

look out for a couple of busy bodies in the picture.
(pic wont behave)