Hubby took care of the garden and was inundated with scrub hens trying to roost in the garden, so I am afraid the veggie garden took a bit of a beating. I have been giving it some good long soaks, sprayed a bit of soapy water on the pests, and cut back overgrowth. We are over-run with cherry tomatoes, I even oven roasted some and popped them into the freezer to add to casseroles etc at a later date. I think they are now coming to an end as the weather heats up.
After I came back from my overseas holiday I found the eggplant in the wicking bed in a sorry stage, full of bugs. I began to water them well, gave them a soapy water spray a few times, and split the plants between two wicking beds. They bounced back very well, as you might know I have lots of trouble trying to grow eggplant in my garden. It is Tsakoniki variety. No fruit yet, but they are looking hopeful.
The borage has all come up in a nice line. I have never grown it before, and read that the leaves are edible, but I took a nibble, and am sure I am not adding it to my salads. Maybe I have a different variety.
The choko vine developed some strange white spots on the leaves, and then seems to have died.
I planted gemsquash seeds kindly sent to me by Kim at Little black cow and lots of plants have come up - more than I planted - whaat? They look very similar to loofas or pumpkins so hopefully I have some gems, and they dont all turn out to be loofas.
It is very dry around here now but I need to be thinking about the wet season just around the corner. I planted out some winged beans on the middle trellis, and dont think I need any green manure as the amaranth is pretty much covering that whole bed! .
Once some of my purchased sweet potatoes sprout I will plant a few around the avocado tree. I reckon that will work as a ground cover/mulch for the wet season. They need to be rotated and I have never grown them in that bed so they should do well.
I placed an order (making sure to use my 5.00 coupon) with the seed collection for Okra (yes I am going to give it a try!) leek sprouts, radish red arrow sprouts and carrot sprouts. That will be it for my wet season crop.