Saturday, 5 December 2009
This year I've planted four sweet bite tomato plants ... and they're already providing me with tomatoes and growing well ... here's a photo taken a couple of weeks ago ... add a couple of centimetres to them, to image how they look today.
... but this year I've decided to diversify ... and even though Merv has died ... so I'm the only person I'm growing food for, I've added three more plants ... each of them different ... just to see how they grow.
Let me introduce you to ...
One of my heirloom tomatoes - Amish Oxheart
... another heirloom - Green Zebra - a gift from a friend and only planted 12 hours ago
... and a reasonably new tomato - Tomatoberry - it has small fruit on trusses and is advertised as being largely disease resistant. Today I was trimming some of the big leaves away from my tomatoes to allow more air movement around them and I realised that my tomatoberry has nine flowering trusses ... time to get excited
My Queensland blue pumpkins are finally producing female flowers and I can see the beginnings of roast pumpkin, mashed pumpkin, stirfried pumpkin, pumpkin in quiche, pumpkin in lasagne, pumpkin curry, pumpkin soup, pumpkin in vegie stew, pumpkin scones, pumpkin in nearly everything I cook ... I love pumpkin!
I have four Queensland blue pumpkin plants ... two planted in tyres, one either side of my lemon tree, and two planted in one of my raised garden beds ... although I seem to have lost 55 carrot plants and three apple cucumbers ... but hopefully they're still in that same raised garden bed ... somewhere ...
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Here's his before and after photos ... I didn't recognise his body ... but his eyes belonged to my gorgous companion.
Friday, 30 October 2009
These terracota pots have been sealed and are homes for a bay tree and flat leaf parsley.
A heirloom tomato plant - Amish Oxheart - growing in a bag of potting mix
A Queensland blue pumpkin and a bush cucumber are growing in two tyres.
I have three 'tomato towers' which I'm using to grow climbing beans and peas.
It was so exciting to have the final two built, weed mat and soil in place, so I could find more vegies to put in them. It didn't take long to fill them both ... although I'm continuing to look for space to add more seeds and seedlings.
Next the watering options will be added. Each garden will have the choice of the BioCycle, rain water (tank) or mains water. Then the areas around each garden bed will be levelled and covered with weed mat and blue metal. An arch is being built by a friend and it will go between the two garden beds built onto the side of my neighbours and my fence. A bench seat will be below that ... as a place to chill. Not all together necessary, as each garden has a layer of sleepers lying horizontally ... so it's possible to sit anywhere!
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Left side - a triangle, from upper canine to lower canine and lower premolar
Right side - a triangle from upper first molar to lower canine and lower premolar
My next appointment is in seven weeks and here's to my bite being less open and the gap over my impacted canine finally closed!
Sunday, 28 June 2009
- Left side - a triangle, from upper canine to lower canine and lower premolar
- Right side - a triangle from upper first molar to lower canine and lower premolar
My next appointment is in six weeks and here's to my bite being less open and the gap over my impacted canine closed!
Monday, 9 March 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
I've realised that a lot of the time I'm feeling numb ...
I think I'm already grieving ...
Grieving for the things my hubby can no longer do ...
Grieving for the amazing life we had ...
Other times my stomach churns till I'm sure I'll be sick ...
But I think this is also a sympton of my grieving ...
I don't like grieving ...