Summer Gardening

Rain.

I’ve never particularly liked gardening in the Summer as I’ve often had plants fry during heat waves or hot winds.  This way of thinking is slowly starting to subside after my 3rd Summer back in Victoria since spending many Summers in South Australia – the driest state in a very dry continent – those hot dry conditions were no picnic.

Despite my lack of organization and my tendency to neglect the garden for several days at a time, plants keep growing and producing food, and we are eating it.  Only tonight I decided to make a batch of tomato soup (I prefer that to preserves) with the basketful we had sitting on the bench, plus some that I picked this afternoon – mostly cherry tomatoes.  I saved some good ones from the fresh picked to give away tomorrow morning, and a few are left on the bench for my breakfast ritual of tomato on toast.  We are struggling to keep up.

Some of the tomatoes we’ve harvested – Daydream, Tommy Toe, Purple Calabash, Black Cherry, Broad Ripple Yellow Currant, Thai Pink Egg… still waiting on Roma tomatoes which were planted later.

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