The garden has been super active this month, so much so that I’ve split my wrap up into 4. So here is my Wrap Up of November without any members of the solanaceae family or any beans or any lettuces.
To kick things off a big thank you to Andrea at Harvest with Glee for these fabulous Cavolo Nero seedlings that she dropped off a month or so ago. They are doing really well in amongst my beans and eggplants.
Also doing well is the Black Zucchini which started producing this month.
It is already beginning to encroach on other crops though so I may have to give it the occasional chop to keep it in check.
Since the above photo was taken I harvested both the lettuces and the cabbage and the zucchini has already grown to fill in the space.
Speaking of filling space my passionfruit vine has taken off nicely. Its growing over the top of the chook shed (which, excitingly, is nearing completion).
I planted this vine last Spring – it is a grafted Nellie Kelly black passionfruit, and I am very hopeful of fruit:
Also flowering at the moment is the tamarillo. The tree itself is looking pretty unhappy, not sure if this is just a hangover from winter or something more serious. I don’t remember it looking this bad previously but last winter was a little cooler.
I’ve fed it and given it a few decent drinks so perhaps it will pick up in the next month or two.
My other fruit of note are my blueberries. They are frustratingly slow. They seem to be just sitting there on the plant not doing much at all. Hopefully they will do something useful, like changing colour soon….
Speaking of things that take a while to grow I have put my sweet potatoes in pots this year. It will be interesting to see how they do. I suspect their first act will be to smother all the plants in their vicinity before moving on to attempt to take over the whole garden…
My beds at the moment are a mixture of spring plants which are ready to pick – ie beetroot, lettuce, dill, etc and plants that will be due to pick next month like the shallots you can see below, as well as all the summer crops.
Beetroot is doing really well for me this year, but although the dill looks healthyish on closer inspection it is starting to look a little sad and sorry for itself. I always seem to have issues with dill but I really don’t know why.
One thing I’m not having issues with (at least not yet) is the plant I’m going to finish on. A plant that speaks summer as much as tomatoes and eggplants, and is delicious when eaten with either of them. Yay for the first of the basil.
Come back later in the week for updates on the progress of my tomatoes, eggplants, chillies, beans and lettuce.