So I am tightening my belt and keeping my purse closed so that we can keep paying off our mortgage, keep saving for travel and save for the future too. This also means I need to garden more so I can cut back on my grocery shopping, declutter to put things on Ebay and have more organisation at home.
Everyday this week Dolly and I have attended to our plot for 1 hour, pruning, weeding and preparing our beds for more plants. We started growing food less then a year ago and learning as we go. It's been a great deal of fun and I'm becoming more confident with each day.
This is what we have growing at present:
|Jerusalem Artichoke - tubers growing under the ground.|
|Rosella for the flowers - but also the leaves which are tangy (Dolly LOVES the leaves)|
|2 types of eggplants - this is my favourite.|
|Lemongrass - makes nice cold herbal drinks and used for fragrant cooking flavours.|
|A small ginger root I planted 6 months ago popping up :-)|
|1 very sad capsicum - I've had no luck so far.|
|Red Pawpaw - I planted these 8 months ago. one each of female and male - Male now fruiting.|
|Peanuts - These will be ready for harvesting in 4 months - can't wait!|
|Basil and new long lebanese eggplants.|
|Brazilian Spinach - A happy grower all year round.|
|Prolific Snake Beans - I don't like them as much as the other ones I had. Will plant seeds of others this week.|
This is not the best season for growing as everything suffers in the tropical monsoonal heat. However people in Bali (same weather) certainly don't stop growing and eating at this time of year, so I am interested in knowing what my ex-couchsurfing hosts are growing so I can try and replicate their successes.
What are you growing or cutting back on this year?