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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Green and hot!

Because there is no source of artificial heating my grow-house 
is a greenhouse and going by this picture it is aptly named!

We are experiencing a heat-wave in southern Australia at the moment, with temperatures up in the high 30's and low 40's celcius...around 100 degrees f.  So the green house is also a very hot house. With all the vents and the door open though, everything in there is surviving and thriving.

This eggplant is called 'fairy' and has lots of small fruit, reputedly sweeter too.  I think I may pick a couple tomorrow and see if they live up to their label.  This is a small plant, and it seems very prolific!

These capsicums are also prolific...they are meant to go yellow, but I have picked a couple of green ones and they have a nice strong flavour and cut nicely into rings that look great in a salad or stir fry.

The bounty...
And yes, they are tigerella tomatoes, not green zebra as I wrote in my previous post.  The zucchini are 'greyzini', and the beans, bush butter beans. 


  1. It all looks very good to me!

  2. Ah, Tigerella. One of my favourites - very tasty and very reliable, as well as being a good-looker. Hope you don't get affected by any bush-fires - which are being featured on our News a lot at present.

    1. Thanks for the concern, Mark. Most of the fires are in different states, or a long way from here. This area was decimated in the Feb 2009 fires. People are understandably a bit nervous on very hot days accompanied by strong winds though.

  3. Oh Hazel my veggies are probably burnt to a crisp - no need to be envious anymore! HDW

  4. Beautiful veg Hazel! My little greenhouse gets up to 55C on these hot days, so I had to abandon it ages ago.

    All my tomatoes are still green, hopefully we will start to harvest in the next week or two.

    Well done, Gav x


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