Christmas has come and gone, and there are only a handful of days left in 2020. The counting down to 2021 is on! That makes this the final post for 2020, and as usual for month end, it will be on vegetables. This is also a great opportunity to extend my thanks to The Propagator for hosting the Six on Saturday and for allowing us to share our weekly garden highlights with like minded folk from around the world. This sharing is done via the comments section on his blog. Please take a look!
Purchased as seedlings, these sweet corn have developed into strong and healthy plants. This is in total contrast to last year’s disastrous crop which was scraggly and produced no corn. I think it has to do with a sunnier location!
One of the staple foods of our household is pumpkin, and this years vines are flourishing! There are 4 plants that are growing well, and another four or five that are not as enthusiastic!
Our eggplants/aubergine/brinjal, purchased as seedlings, grew well once the summer heat arrived, and two of the four plants now have fruit.
We did not harvest our tumeric in winter as planned. We ran out of time, and the plants remained in their pots. The new shoots that appeared in spring are strong and healthy and this year’s harvest promises to be good! Next to the tumeric is a perennial Ceylon spinach which is growing up a green stake.
The Blue Lake climbing beans were a disappointment this year! 20 seeds were sown of which only 1 germinated. This lone plant is growing and is really doing well!
The last one for the week (and for 2020) shows one of our disasters! We tried two varieties of tomato seedlings one of which was supposed to tolerate hot wet climates and be rust resistant. The plants grew extremely well, until we had a spate of heavy rain followed by hot and humid days. As you can see from the photo, a total disaster! The tiny cherry tomatoes however are still going strong, and appear like weeds throughout the garden!
Not long to go now until the end of 2020! I think everyone is looking forward to the new year, which will hopefully raise our spirits a little in the hope that it will be a much better year than 2020 was. Happy New Year!