We were away for much of December but that didn’t stop things happening in the garden. My watercress, for instance had been sitting there doing nothing for ages – I wanted to ave seed from it so I’d left it in. During my holiday it decided it was time to dump all of its seed over the lawn with innumerable seedlings the result. (This may actually improve my lawn which is currently a disgraceful mess of non edible weeds). At least a few seeds landed in the beds though:
On the tomato front the plants are doing well, I have tied up all the growth which happened while we were away and aside from the a few tops missing they survived the Christmas Day hail relatively unscathed. I am particularly impressed with my Broad Ripple Currant and Rouge de Marmande plants. The currant provided the first fruit and the Rouge de Marmande has stacks of nice big looking tomatoes on it.
My tropical plants are starting to look a bit happier; the ginger and turmeric have both emerged above soil line, although there is no sign of the galangal at all. The Lemongrass is starting to put on new growth since its repotting and the curry leaf tree has greened up and grown heaps.
Sunshine has entered the garden:
My overwintered capsicum has set lots of lovely fruit:
Unfortunately my overwintered eggplant succumbed to something – perhaps hail damage, perhaps disease – just as it was beginning to set fruit.
But mostly this month has been about growth; if its not potatoes trying to swallow up the lawn:
Its beans taking over the pots: