Saturday, 12 November 2011

A ripe old age


Nothing like being an unproductive member of society - a pensioner - to turn defence into offence. I have grown flowers and ornamentals all my life. However, the last veggie patch I had was when I was 13.


A half-century fallow should suffice. Accompanying this 'Russian Red tomato vine, are lettuce, zucchini, pumpkin, rhubarb, and strawberries.

Drool!

13 comments:

Dianne said...

Oh! Julie I so love Russian-Red tomatoes - sliced and left to sit for a minute with a sprinkling of sea salt - delectable!
Your macro shots of the vines are superb.

marsupialmum said...

I love the first image.

freefalling said...

When I'm watering my vegies, I often wonder how your container vegies are coming along.
Quite well, I see!

Windsmoke. said...

There's nothing like a tomato sanger sprinkled with salt 'n' pepper :-).

Joe said...

Great macros. Could be a bumper crop this year.

J Bar said...

I wouldn't mind seeing some zucchini flowers. :)

Julie said...

MM: I'm trying to work on that 'seeing' thing with my eye - my brain actually. Really hard just at the moment.

diane b said...

Congrats farmer Julie. love the hairs on the tomato plant. I have had a bumper crop of snap peas/snow peas whatever.

Julie said...

Ooo ... now that would suit me too ... must work out how to string them up ... saw silverbeet and capsicums today which would be good too ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

I can smell that tomato plant smell right from here. Our vege patch didn't get planted again this year.

Breathtaking said...

There is nothing like home grown
fruit and veg.Congratulations Julie
had'nt figured you as a gardener!

brattcat said...

i love the juxtaposition of yesterday's and today's post...truly the depth and breadth of life.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Summer was so cool here that my tomatoes didn't start to turn red until late October. Still picking red Romas even though winter is nipping at our heels.