First things first - yes, I most likely do have fruit fly in the garden, but the DPI is no longer taking reports or conducting inspections within the Melbourne metropolitan region so I have been advised to set traps and harvest fruit - like tomatoes before they completely ripen to reduce chance of 'stinging' (adult flies laying eggs in the fruit). So it's a yay on one hand and a bit of a bother on the other. But oh well life goes on! Hopefully I won't end up with a plague of locusts or something...
Otherwise all is well (except for powdery mildew) in the garden and there are - as always - WAY too many zucchini like vegetables to consume for just two people.
Button squashes are new to my world and totally rock my socks.
Good ol' Black Jack.
Another new love: Romanesco Zucchini. One crazy zucchini!
These fellas seem to grow in the blink of any eye!
Lebanese Zucchinis for stuffing. Delicious.
Only Scarlet Runner beans this year - the other varieties were too damaged by the Christmas Day storm to go on and were ripped out. New favourites - very Phoebe Friendly.
CORN! Best corn EVER! Honey and Cream F1 Hybrid this year from Diggers.
And finally, at long last, some tomatoes! These are Costoluto di Marmande.
Destined for some red sauce I think... Next year remind me to plant more cherries and early varieties. I always end up with late beefsteaks which delay my Autumn planting.
I'm really not ready for Autumn plantings! Summer's only just happening for me, but I do fancy some brussel sprouts...