CarolJane - Waikato is talking about growing Cabbage, Capsicum, Herbs, Silverbeet, Tomato, Something else from Waikato

Garden ready!

Gosh it is warm out there. It is a scorcher. 

A busy couple of hours in the garden. Finally staked up 3 big TOMATO plants, pulled out 2 monster RED CABBAGE, one would be 3kg and the other about 2.3kg, lots of leaves for the compost bin.Who’s for cole slaw?

Ripped out a couple of SILVER BEET plants and will use the space to plant out some CAPSICUM that have been patiently waiting in a punnet on the kitchen window sill. Too hot out there at present.

Gathered up more snails for the pet shop and some CABBAGE leaves for bunnies and Guinea Pigs. 
MISSY the cat loves having a nap in the ONION patch. At least there she does not get disturbed by the neighbouring cats.

Still more to tidy up so will be doing some each day so it all looks lovely for Christmas. Who else is having a tidy up and reaping goodies from the garden? 

OH and the STRAWBERRIES have gone mental too but fruit is not so big this year. They taste so delicious and far better than bought ones from the Supermarket too. So for a refreshing late lunch today I had STRAWBERRIES, BANANA and GRAPES in a liquid form.
Lets hear what you are doing in your garden. 

For those who have MINT  here is a easy recipe for MINT Sauce to go with Lamb. MINT grows so freely that once you know the trick you never need buy mint sauce again.

Preparation time
less than 30 mins
Cooking time
no cooking required
Serves 4
• bunch of mint
• pinch salt
• 4 tbsp boiling water
• 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
• 1 level tbsp caster sugar
1. Strip off the mint leaves, sprinkle with salt and chop finely.
2. Place into a jug, add the sugar and pour over the boiling water, stir and leave to cool.
3. Stir in the vinegar and taste.
4. Add more water or vinegar and adjust seasoning to suit your taste.

Happy gardening – enjoy eating fresh

CarolJane – Waikato