My first zucchini from a single zucchini plant is up for grabs. I had thought of hand pollinating the flowers, but each time a male flower bloomed, the female one was nowhere in sight. 😦 I let nature take its course, and have my first zucchini – you can see it in all its glory together with insect life!
I also made some changes to my small vegetable patch moving out the two experimental strawberry plants and planting a row of eggplants (called “brinjal” in India). So I have four eggplants of one kind and one given by a friend – they are growing well! Here is a snap taken on the 28th of last month.
Also thrilled to see the first of my cucumbers in the patch along the wall. Seeing cucumber flowers blooming regularly, I expect a fairly good harvest this year.
I removed the horse beans in the last row (I intend planting these through winter to spring when insects don’t flourish), and planted a row of bell peppers in the last row beyond the green peppers.
Here’s an overall view of the cucumber, mini tomato, bitter gourd, zucchini, tomato and eggplants along the wall.
Finally, a view of hydrangea from my garden.
And, if you have just cut a carrot, don’t throw away the stub. Stick it in a small vessel containing some water and see what you get!
Until the next post, have a great day!