L'orto di Bruno [Bruno's Vegetable Garden]

What's been happening in Bruno's vegetable garden lately?

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Third Week of March

This week we got some nice autumn weather - warm but not too hot.

While some of the tomato plants have lost most of their foliage, others are still holding up well. In fact some continue to flower. Last week I harvested six tomatoes. Also of note, I've started preparing seeds for next year.

As I mentioned last week, the "Costoluto di Marmande" tomato plants with fruit seem to be struggling a bit with their load. A couple of the plants had lost a lot of foliage. But this week they seem to have stabilised.

I'm still waiting to harvest the first capsicum, but it's turning a nice red colour, as can be seen in the photo (link below). The other three capsicum plants with fruit are still progressing well. I haven't given up on the fifth plant, which is stuck at the flowering stage.

I should be harvesting a second aubergine, this time it should be edible. Now I have to decide what to do with it. I've found some recipes on the net.

To view the latest photos, click on the links below:
The tomatoes (week 26)
The aubergines and capsicums (week 20 after transplanting)
A capsicum plant with fruit
The basil plants (week 19 after transplanting)
The "Costoluto di Marmande" tomatoes (week 10 after transplanting)