The Battle of the Slugs in the spring claimed many casualties and on my way back after three weeks in Bavaria some more casualties of abandonment where found among the jungle that the vegetable patch have been turned into.
But nevertheless, we've been enjoying eating most of them. I was fortunate enough to have time to see most of the berries come and go. And now the strawberries have been multiplying themselves and I can hardly walk into the cage to try to separate the babies from the mother plants.
Today the second giant Russian opened. The first one is called Tolstoi and this one is Chekhov. The bees were already queueing up from early morning to get into it. I can't wait to get the seeds.
In the green house the tomatoes are still growing like mad. I have half a kilo each day. Soon I will have to start making tomato chutneys or tomato sauces or something of the sort.
These ones however, are not weeds (like a well-meaning visitor thought and that thankfully didn't have time to destroy as it was her intention before I intervened) and neither are Chinese lanterns. They are Mexican tomatoes and there are so many that we will have green sauce all year round. Below them buried in their excessive enthusiasm lay the poor three small chili trees that despite being small are growing giant jalapeños. This as you can see is the sauce green house.
But help me here. The huge plant with the flowers seem to be having different things. Or rather, are different plants and the flowers are very similar. Some are pumpkins, I guess, and some are other sort of squashes. Oh, the ignorance of a peasant beginner!