Another veritable feast awaited our arrival on the farm.
I had, in desperation to harvest however many that grew, planted some mealie (corn) seeds both outside and inside the veggie hut - I had no other option, as I didn't have an irrigated spot outside where I could sow the seeds. So - I was pleasantly surprised to score roughly 14 mealie and 24 popcorn husks.
|Wonder upon wonder, mealies actually grew inside|
the veggie patch
(FYI, the mealies I planted outside didn't handle the heat... and drought. And, they were planted too late, methinks. So I'm very pleased that I planted some inside.)
MKids favourite vegetable - and so he had one on his first night there. Actually, they are the first ever home-grown mealies he's ever eaten. And, slathered in butter, it went down in a flash.
|MKid with his favourite vegetable|
|Red popcorn kernels|
|Red popcorn husks - 3 or 4 at a point|
|Swiss chard and a rouge tomato - who|
knows where that came from...
|I can't remember planting these tomatoes - they|
are red and have a green stripe. They also have
quite a tough skin.
|Small "plum" tomatoes|
|Medium sized plum tomatoes|
|Golden yellow tomatoes - slightly larger|
than cocktail size
I think that those were also the favourite tomatoes as far as all my neighbours were concerned, as there weren't many ripe ones in the veggie hut.
|35lts of tomatoes - I don't have a scale to weigh them|
I spent Monday and Tuesday preserving this 35lt container full of tomatoes. I should have more than enough for winter. Sun dried, tomato soup, whole preserved cocktail tomatoes, tomato pulp for adding to stews and casseroles - busy, busy, busy... I loved it :)
|Finding space in the car to bring these back wasn't|
easy - but I couldn't leave them behind.
|1st ever pumpkin!|
|At least 22 flowers on these two bushes...|
|Eggplant going to seed.|
|Gooseberry bush with fruit pods|
|Raspberry bush - only 5 berries this time|
- but next year will be better...
And I hope the sight of all these yummy veggies is giving all those in the northern hemisphere encouragement to go out and plant those seeds... :)