Friday, 7 December 2007

Green thumbs

Here is a list of things I have in my garden:
  • A plum tree

  • A tamarillo tree

  • A feijoa bush

  • A walnut tree

  • A tree that is about to fruit, but with what, I don't know. Could be a pear, but I'm thinking apple

  • A lemon tree

  • A mandarin tree

  • A raspberry bush

Here is a list of things I have in my veggie garden

  • Sage, thyme, tarragon, dill, rosemary, basil

  • Spinach

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Proper tomatoes

  • Strawberries

  • Cucumbers

I have discovered that I love gardening. I spend most of my waking hours in there, weeding, pruning, planting. Basil follows me around and pounces on flies and spiders, climbing trees and rolling in the grass. I picked the first ripe plums off the tree this morning and brought them into work to share. The cherry tomatoes should be next, I am going to be inundated with those.

If anyone has any tomato chutney or plum sauce recipes, feel free to share!

My favourite place to be.

1 comment:

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

How lovely. I'm SO envious over your feijoa!!! We can only get them here for about three weeks a year -- about this time, but most stores don't carry them, so I can go years without seeing them. I've actually thought about buying two bushes and trying to grow them inside, as they wouldn't survive our winters if they were outside.