The hard work we put in during spring is over and our garden is now established for the summer. It's good that now the weather has warmed up there isn't much for us to do in the garden except keep an eye out for pests and harvest the tasty goodness the plants are providing. (Oh, and to start thinking about what seeds to plant for autumn and winter!)
We picked our first corn of the season last weekend - sweet and tasty, but it needed a few more days, so we left the rest, but will pick some more tonight. We planted about 40 corn seeds over 5 different plantings so we could have a reasonably regular harvest over the summer. Sadly slugs ate the silk off the cobs of the first planting. I'm hoping enough silk tips remained to fertilise the kernels, otherwise it will be a poor harvest. The two cobs we picked on the weekend weren't too bad, but definitely missing some kernels.
We have been picking a couple of tomatoes each day - they seem to be attracting pests like magnets so we are picking them just as they start to change colour and ripening them inside the house in an effort to thwart some of the bugs. We pick chillis, capsicums, herbs and rocket as we need it. Ripe strawberries rarely make it into the house!
Last night we made a nice side salad of tomatoes, basil and rocket to go with some fritters we made using zucchini, onion and herbs from the garden. It is so nice to be able to create a meal using ingredients we grew using no chemicals and watered with mostly rain water.