The red clover is blooming now, as are the hosta undulata and our rucola too. Mushrooms are growing through our patio, in the cracks between the planks.
I was away for a mere week. Yet, so much had happened in our garden in that short time! The medina chilis had started to turn red, as had the first cherry tomatoes. The green pepper and naga jolokia had started to grow their first fruits. Cucumber, aubergine and zucchini were hanging heavy with ripe fruits. Beans and sugar peas were ready to be harvested.
We harvested quite a lot of the stuff yesterday evening.
Beans we made into a side dish by boiling them and then adding oil and crushed garlic. Zucchinis we grilled, and the aubergine I peeled, sliced and deepfried. We also have more rucola than we can possibly eat, so we had some if that at the dinner table too. At least a small effort ;)
The sunny wall got hit by some hard winds, knocking the tomatoes and some other pots over. The plants are a bit leaning on each other now, but still they seem to be happy enough!
A couple days ago we went for a roadtrip over the mountains of northern-northwestern Gran Canaria.
On the east and north side of the island the mountainsides are full of laurisilvas, eucalyptus trees, aloe veras with their funny tall flowers that grow sideways on the hills, canarian pine trees and such.
On the west and south side, the mountainsides are bare, with some shrubbery, different types of cacti and the occasional palm trees growing here and there.
Blueberries are ripe, but it's been such a dry summer that they are small and hardly juicy. Strawberry season is almost over. Harebells are blooming.
A lone duck lady more or less lives at our summer place. It naps on our peer and comes to the yard to ask for some bread when the algae of the lake isn't enough to take away the hunger.
The first cucumbers were ready to be picked yesterday. Every other day there's a new ripe tomato. Sugar peas are ready to be harvested.
Zucchini keeps making flowers, and fruits too.
Salads and rocket are pretty perfect.
Oh, and there a tiny 1-2cm long baby beans on the bean bushes!
We went to visit my sister for some grilling and such and took with us some zucchinis, eggplants, zucchini flowers (stuffed with feta cheese), the first ripe tomato, basil and and salads - a little bit of harvesting of our garden :)
The sugar peas are full of ripe peas, while the beans have just started to produce flowers. Strawberries, every day there's a few new ripe delicious ones!
Both green pepper and the bhut jolokia have been growing a lot lately. Jolokia has a whole lot of flowers, green pepper is getting ready to bloom too. Cucumber plants have grown very tall, our bamboo poles aren't even tall enough for them anymore! And little cucumbers are growing on both plants.
Salad, rucola and spring onions continue to prosper on the hilltop, despite the continuous invasion of red clover (which I weeded out again today, after taking the picture). Rucola in the pot has gone wild, and parsley is growing nicely.
Only sad ones on our sunny wall are those chives, for some reason or other.
Our hosta undulata has some small flowers now. And something else is blooming amongst the hedge on our front yard, something vine-like with white flowers. Something orange was in full bloom on my sister's yard, and roses and some tree flowering here in our neighborhood.