Monday, March 29, 2010


I am a novice when it comes to vegetable gardening and last weekend, I was extremely excited (like a little girl in a toy shop full of Barbie Doll displays) to discover my very first cucumber amongst the climbing cucumber vines!

In addition to this wonderful discovery, I now know that how Okras (also known as Ladies' Fingers) grow too!

It's delightfully gratifying to see that with hardly any effort, all these ad hoc selection of seedlings have flourished under my negligence. Yes, that's the flower of an Okra. Isn't that just gorgeous?

I just had to harvest these gorgeous vegetables - they were literally screaming out to me to be picked! We had our cucumber last night in a salad and I dare say that it was the freshes, tastiest and crunchiest cucumber, ever.

The eggplants I will cook tonight and I do love them so! Bon Apetito!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Deluge of Rain = massive growth!

It's an understatement that it's been Raining Cats and Dogs here in the state of Queensland. In fact, the total area of flooding equates to the size of the state of Victoria. Don't get me wrong, I am happy for the rain because our State needs it and so long I am indoors it doesn't bother me (too much) until 'cabin fever' sets in! Anyhow, with rain also comes massive growth! Here are some photos I've taken this weekend during the very brief moments when rain decided to take a break!

(from top to bottom: healthy & happy looking Oregano, lush Raddiccio and various other vegetables)

(from top to bottom: what a grogeous bright flower of Squash, more of those flowers coming through)

(from top to bottom: Big & spreading leaves of the Cucumber plant, rows of pests detering Marigolds)

(from top to bottom: Baby Eggplants, flowers of Eggplants)