Hopefully, the ground temp will start to heat up over the next few weeks before these tomatoes get too tall for their own good. If I have to remove them early because I will need the space, it will be like traveling from Darwin to Hobart in one day! I hope it doesn’t come to that, but I do have lots of seeds to put in the greenhouse this weekend, so it will be getting mighty full.
I checked the radishes yesterday and found a round one the size of an apple. They have been in the ground since Easter, and we have been eating them in salads every so often. They are close to going to seed, so I will have to find a recipe to do something major with them, very quickly. I also have a row of daikon radishes which have been very successful. They look like white carrots, but are quite different. A great spicy crunch, and they grow about 20 cm long. I let two go to seed and they have the most beautiful and delicate variegated pink and white flowers. They brighten up an otherwise green garden in the last month of winter.
The last of the chilies have been picked with most of them having dried on the bush. We picked a combination of jalapeno and birdseye chilies which I will string on a daisy chain and let dry properly. I think I will plant one jalapeno bush this year, just so that I can make my hot chili chutney. So wicked as a spread on fresh bread and butter, with a kick like a mule! Just the thing to warm you up on an otherwise chilly winters day.