Still getting lovely large sweet supertom tomatoes, as well as red peppers. They smell amazing when they are just picked and warm from the sun!
A photo of today's pickings including the last of the zucchinis
One of the simple joys at this time of year is to pluck a cocktail tomato off the plant and a small basil leaf and pop them both into your mouth for a lovely taste sensation. Like pizza without the base.
There was also a visitor to the garden, a weta!
Some weta facts:
- The weta is only found in New Zealand and is sooooo old, it has outlived the dinosaurs!
- Weta are large by insect standards but some of the giant weta are ENORMOUS and are amongst the heaviest insects in the world
- The weta is sometimes known as the dinosaur of the insect world
- The weta is more primitive than the tuatara
The weta has changed very little in the past 100 MILLION YEARS!