Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ready, Set, Go.

I've decided to start sowing a portion of my Chilli/Pepper seedlings now (late February) instead of June/July when I'd normally start. The reason is that I want to try and get some sizable plants by the time Spring rolls around, giving me a head start with my stock plants that I'll use for seed saving purposes. I think I have about 30+ varieties sown and currently have about half germinated as sowing has been staggered.

Here's something that always amuses people, "Tricots", or seedlings with 3 seed leaves or cotyledons. Of the 7 seedlings in the photo, 3 are tricots.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's Being Picked This Week.

As the Tomato season winds down here there isn't a great deal to be picked in the garden at present. Here's what came in over the weekend and tonight.

Some Gogosari Peppers from Romania

Some Red Robin tomatoes

Or maybe some Father Tom tomatoes

Here's a half a bucket of Cherries just picked, which comprise Ida Gold, Totem & Tiny Tim with a couple of my latest cross. Given good growing conditions, you'll be well rewarded with any of these. Black Cherry are in a league of their own as far as taste goes and are good producers as well.

Here are a couple of Takanotsume Chillies

Not forgetting the 'Vittoria' Eggplant.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Zucchini - Saving some seed.

We had this given to us and although a little larger than expected, will still use and try and save some seed along the way. This is a 'Romanesco' Zucchini, so should be a good addition to the garden next season.

Picked This Evening

A few of what else we grow here. These include Jimmy Nardello Peppers, Barkol Chillies, Ariane Hybrid Capsicum, Gogosari Pepper, Balassa F1 Hybrid Paprika.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm Not Complaining.

I grew a tomato plant for seed, just based on the name only and bagged lots of trusses early on in the season only to find that the plant is a cross. I'm not complaining as this plant was a heavy producer of golf ball size red fruit which taste pretty good, so I'll use this seed for my sales next season.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

These Got Away

These couple of "All Green Bush" Zucchini's that grew too large to really do anything with, so I decided to save some seeds from them. Little did I know at the time, but there were no mature seeds in either of these two fruit. There was a third fruit from the plant which I have now obtained seeds from. This will save buying seeds next season, if we decide to grow them again.