Plants update

Now that we are a few weeks into summer, I thought it would be a good time to photograph the progress that our plants have made since I posted about them a while back.

First off is our new Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chilli plant grown for this season, bought to replace the Ghost chilli plants which unfortunately did not survive winter. As can be seen, the chilli have started to increase in size, and should start to redden when ready to harvest.

Chilli plant
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chilli plant

Next up is the watercress, which is really thriving in the wine box planter we made. In fact, this plant has already been harvested on 3 to 4 occasions to make lovely watercress soup. And it just keeps on growing. Definitely a plant we will be planting again next year.

Watercress - prolific growth, and been harvested 3 to 4 times
Watercress – prolific growth, and been harvested 3 to 4 times

The lettuce is starting to get larger, although not quite ready to be harvested. We will have to see how they taste when harvested to comment as to whether we will be replanting these.

Lettuce
Lettuce

The tomato plant is starting to get fairly big. It should just be a matter of time before the tomatoes start coming out.

Tomato plant
Tomato plant

Over the weekend, my daughter had the first harvest of our strawberries. I have to say they are much juicier and tastier than the ones we get from the supermarket, and also better than the strawberries we get from the farms which have pick-your-own strawberries.

Nice red juicy sweet organic strawberries
Nice red juicy sweet organic strawberries

We did have 4 onion at home which started to sprout leaves. Hence my wife decided to plant them into plastic planters. And they seem to be doing very well.

Onion sprouting
Onion sprouting

As you can see, the plants are growing very well. We do get great pleasure from harvesting from our own garden, as we are aware that the vegetables and strawberries are as fresh as it gets. And the thought that they are thriving under our care, just makes them that bit more enjoyable.

Boon