The photo above shows my tomatoes! It's just one big 'free-for-all'. My aim this weekend was to make some headway into clearing some of this. I picked most of the tomatoes, (and made a large pot of soup last night, mmmm). But there are also cape gooseberries growing in there too!
I did manage to find some raspberries ripening while I was exploring. These vines are growing in my strawberry garden, and I think I need to dig them out and plant them in the ground somewhere else. I have a funny feeling they may just want to take over the strawberries!
Last spring I planted 9 fejoa plants as a hedge along one end of the garden space. They have struggled to grow, but are growing some fruit! I love fejoas, one of my favourite fruits, and they are ripe in winter. I checked my plants and I have 6 fejoas coming. This is amazing, and I should pick them off now so that the goodness goes into growing good strong trees, but I love the fruit toooo much!
Finally this is my strawberry plot. I found one strawberry yesterday, but basically they are finished now. I have lots of runners everywhere, and am not sure what I should do. I think they are usually happy to stay in one plot for 2 or 3 years and then need throwing away and starting new with the runners. I did think that I should plant some of the runners up into planter bags, as these might make nice gifts? Last year I planted 2 peach trees an apricot and a necterine tree. They are all looking well, so this week I am going to order 2 plum trees, an almond tree and a manderine tree for spring delivery. I can't wait to be able to pick our own fruit!
I hope you are all having a great weekend!
"Bacon and eggs. A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig!'