Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Summer Vegetable Garden

Just as well I went out yesterday when it was warm and sunny to take pictures. Right now it's drizzling with rain and significantly cooler. Just what my vegies needed I think. A good drink and some respite from the heat sounds good to me.

The tomato plants are looking a little behind. I don't think they like where they are, but the alternative was fighting off jumping jacks so I figured they could be a little unhappy. Better than any of us getting nasty bites. I've had tomatoes over there before and they did produce, so I remain hopeful. Ohhh the taste of homegrown tomatoes....I can't wait.

I strung together a little climbing frame for the beans on Saturday, for two reasons. Firstly, they like to climb and perhaps happy bean plants will produce lots of beans for us to eat, as a reward for keeping them happy :) Secondly, it's easier for me to find the beans if I don't have to dig around the plants all in a heap on the ground.


My to-do list for the next couple of days feels a little like Mt Everest.
  • Food shopping
  • Finish Christmas shopping with the kids
  • Clean bathrooms, dust & vacuum
  • Move Mr Busy...to I-don't-know-where-yet
  • Make Miss Mischief's summer nightie
  • Finish wrapping Christmas presents
Written down like that it doesn't seem so bad...I think it's the idea of heading down the hill into the fray that makes me feel a tad overwhelmed. Nevertheless, we'll get going early this morning (no telly watching for the little chickadees) and get that over and done with early before the worst of the crowds decide to join us. There are definite pluses to being early risers!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Hope you've finished everything! I'm done but for going to church and playing Santa Claus. Then it's time for a vacation!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Anonymous said...

You can grow tomatoes outside...sigh...even with a greenhouse we have very little success...I am trying not to be jealous! lol! :)

Have a wonderful Christmas Tracy! :)

Tracy said...

Yep, got everything done Frances. Yesterday I was up at 6am (couldn't sleep), so began sewing the nightie then...got it done in between all the cooking by about 3pm. She loves it.

Oh Tina...you can't grow them outside even in summer? Ooohhhhh :( There is just something about sun-warmed tomatoes ripened on the vine, eaten freshly picked. If you ever decide to visit Australia, make it late Feb and a little into March and I will treat you to exactly that ~ with some basil and boccincini cheese. Oh that's a meal in itself. Perfect.