The weather forecast for Saturday is 39 degrees, a real stinker….. as we refer to them in South Australia. I am always busy the night before a hot day, watering, getting the shade cloth ready to go over my garden beds, and I like to do a big harvest of what ever is ready to remove some stress from the plants
My tomatoes and capsicums aren’t ready have been waiting for some heat, but I had lots of chillies and 1 eggplant. I have a kitchen garden close to the house just outside the back doors where I grow food that I pick daily, herbs, chillies, lettuces, spinach and flowers, In there are:
- 1 thai chiili birdseye 7/10
- 2 red chillies which are 5/10 for heat
- 1 firecracker chilli 8/10 heat
Down the back in my main vege garden I have planted 7 jalapenos plants, our favourites! I pickle them and we eat them throughout the year, I am in for a bumper harvest this year as you can see from this photo, this is my second big harvest for the season. The red chillies I freeze and use them throughout the year as well, I will have enough to last me the year which is great.
The last chilli is my dog! Yes her name really is Chilli she is is a 9 year old mini dachshund and my gardening companion. A lazy gardener, any opportunity and she will find the comfiest spot and have a rest.