Monday, 31 March 2008

A-maizing happenings in the garden

The maize I've been growing as part of the challenge is now over 1.8m (6ft) tall! Here it is a couple of weeks ago. Now that the weather is cooling down here in Zone 2, I'm just hoping we have enough frost free weather left to get a crop. Can't wait to dry it, mill it and eat it!

A great discovery in the garden this week was a yellow egg tomato. They mysteriously turned up with a bunch of other compost-generated tomatoes and I'm pretty happy about it. My grandfather used to grow these when I was a kid and I loved them. They are actually a bit darker yellow than in the photo. They measure approximately 4.5 x 6cm. These tomatoes are meant to be low acid and certainly seem to be less acidic than the red tomatoes I've been growing this season. If I can resist eating at least some of them, I'll save the seed for next year.

The arrowroot continues to do well, but I'm not sure how to process it for use. I know it's good for thickening sauces, etc. If anyone knows how to prepare it, please let me know.

The goji plant my friend gave me has now outgrown its little pot (in the photo) and I've given it a bigger home. Its root system is amazing! I'll leave it in a pot this winter and plant it out in open ground next spring.

I'm really enjoying all the new things I'm growing!

love and light


TheCrone said...

OMG you have arrowroot! I can't find it anywhere over here :(

Love love love your pics btw!

Erica said...

Such beautiful little tomatoes! Love them! Everything looks great :)

naturewitch said...

Hi Erica

Welcome to my blog. Hope to see you back

NW xx