Sunday, August 30, 2009
Dwarf yellow French beans... just three plants but they've bean - er, been - providing a good handful of beans every week. I LOVE fresh French beans!
Jalapeno chilli plant. VERY slow growing... it still hasn't fruited although there are flowers. Hopefully next summer will see a harvest - IF I can keep the plant alive over winter.
Spinach beet greens. Nothing to do with beetroot - they're just a variety of spinach.
Part of my herb collection - three types of basil... purple basil, sweet basil and another variety I know not the name of, but which is quite peppery. Oh, and a Thai chilli plant on the left. Needs transplanting to a bigger pot.
My green bell pepper plant. Do they survive the winter? Or are they the kind that need planting afresh every year? Dont know but probably will get to find out!
A red bell pepper plant. This is a cheat, really, I didnt grow it from scratch, but Pete won the plant at a charity auction because I'd had my eye on it :)
Chilli plant. The one that makes fresh looking green chillies without any heat. But at least it's prolific!
Garden mint and chives. I love the chives - they're so hardy and dont need looking after. They just grow back every spring!
My most prized plant of them all - my CURRY LEAF PLANT! It's going to overwinter indoors, on my bedroom windowsill, in the warmth.
Sage, which is growing madly this year. And in the background, my pineapple mint and spearmint plants.
Oregano. One herb that sure loves its water! Miss out even one hot day of watering, and it droops sadly.
Stevia plant (yes, the sugar substitute Stevia). Apparently the leaves can be used to sweeten drinks like tea, although I havent tried this yet. Anybody know how to actually make use of this plant?
Posted by Shammi at 8:12 pm