As winter came to most of the Southern Hemisphere, my little garden stagnated and not a great deal had happened in the months since I pondered my missing Sweet Corn seeds. I never did discover what had happened, and the lonely stalk that survived grew to about a foot and a half tall before prematurely tassling and eventually rotting in the ground. It just wasn’t meant to be this season.
Mid-way through April, I planted some seeds, something I hadn’t had much luck with previously (my Seed Journal is testament to my strong seed failing history). The survivors are thyme, cayenne chillies, habanero chillies and purple capsicum. The cayenne chilli has already fruited, despite only being a small plant, the capsicum and thyme are going great guns, and the habanero is doing well after having some nasty creature eat the top of it while it was still tiny.
We managed to get our desert rose to flower for the first time, and the cotton has continued to pump out more than we can harvest (update on the cotton plant and it’s bout with whitefly soon). We’re also now growing peanuts, thanks to Adam buying some raw ones to eat, and us having a “bet I can grow these”, “bet you can’t” battle of wills.
In sad news, my camera appears to have some problem with it (I thought it was the battery, but buying a new one didn’t solve that problem), but I’ve taken a few snaps with my phone which will have to suffice for now. Those will go up in future posts.
Until then, happy gardening, all!