Redcliffe Pier

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

AT LAST EDIBLES!

It has taken us months and months to grow anything worth eating but at last after regenerating the soil with everything imaginable and having a hot wet summer, food has started to grow. Some we planted and some grew by themselves. I call them volunteers. The rain has stopped now after weeks of it. There has been floods all over Queensland, especially in the outback. It has caused millions of dollars of damage but the farmers will also benefit from the rains. During the drought our city dams fell to 15% full now they are 90% full.



lettuce

silver beet

volunteer rock melon (cantaloupe )

chilli 

rosemary

lemon

volunteer tomatoes

20 comments:

  1. Love the shape and healthiness of that Butter Lettuce, and is that a round chilli? Did not know there was such a thing. Maybe they are just young capsicum ...

    I have see all the water stretching as far as the eye can see ... but give it a coupla months and everyone should be happy again!

    Good to see the dam levels that high.

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  2. All that food looks so yummy. I am especially impressed with the rock melon. Our tomatoes are still sulking from not enough sun. I doubt there will be enough to get them to ripen before the Autumn chill sets in.

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  3. What an incredible green thumb you have. I want that lettuce for a wonderful Chicken Caesar Salad. Can you ship it right away please?

    Beautiful photography also. BTW, do you have a telephoto lenses for your camera, and if so what type. I am looking for one which is reasonably priced.

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  4. Beautiful photos of beautiful plants! The lettuce especially looks so good. Glad you got all that rain.

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  5. Glad to hear your water reserves are near normal. Hopefully you won't have a severe drought again.

    The vegetables looks delicious.

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  6. It just occurred to me that with all that food in the garden, you two can eat at home for the next month! No more gallivanting, right?

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  7. Sorry to tell , Julie, you but we are off to lunch with friends tomorrow.

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  8. I have seen the floods on TV ! Terrible in some places. The weather goes from one extreme to the other, or too cold or too warm or too dry or too wet ! No average !

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  9. Looks like some of the best things were volunteers! That is a nice gift from the earth...

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  10. Your garden is just lush! I can hardly wait to get dirt under my finger nails.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  11. Hey Diane, what about the beans?

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  12. Day flight to Sydney, day turn looking at the volunteers; what a busy week over there... ;)

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  13. Wow...those photos of the veggies are gorgeous.

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  14. Healthy looking veggies...well done

    L.

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  15. These are great photos Diane. Great crop - I wish I have some volunteers :)

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  16. Diane!

    How could you not place photos of the beautiful plot so carefully matured and tendered with ever loving care of Bill's bean patch?
    BB in strictest confidence told me how "proud" he was of his bean patch, and you ignored it!
    Shame on you.
    I hope your daughters take you to task for ignoring the 'glorious' contributions that their Daddy had done in the garden patch.

    Yours in total disbelief for this terrible oversight.
    "HB"

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  17. They all look delicious! I think we'll try growing herbs on our new balcony!

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  18. It looks and photographs excellently!
    Let us know how wonderful it all was - we're still having to buy store produce..ick :-(

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  19. Diane; Your vegetables look so beautiful. Do you sing to them?

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  20. I've had dinner but I'm hungry again after see that wonderful produce. I could eat that lettuce to the ground on sight....lol.

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