from right to left: rainbow silverbeet, beetroot, carrots, tiny tom tomatoes, tom thumbs tomatoes
Well, it's been 8 weeks since most of my herbs and vegie seedlings went in. Looking back I'm really lucky I planted during a freak summer burst at the end of winter. That warm weather gave the plants a little pick me up and helped them establish good resistance before the insect and weather attacks. As the weather warms they are requiring watering every second day - the tomatoes need a drink every day. I fertilize with a seaweed fertilizer once a fortnight.
clockwise: parsley, mint, rosemary, oregano, thyme, tub tom tomatoes, tom thumbs tomatoes
This little corner doesn't get quite as much sunlight as the rest of the balcony so the herb plants aren't quite as robust .The tomatoes, on the other hand, seem to be thriving but I hope its not just all leaves!
tub tom tomatoes
I've counted about 100 tomatoes on this bush with at least another 100 flowers so this variety looks as though it may be a prolific fruiter. Let's hope so.
tom thumb tomatoes
This variety isn't as prolific a fruiter. Interestingly instead of the usual flower clusters it producers long branches of fruit.
sugar snap peas
I threw these sugar snap peas in with the tub tom variety. We're having these sweet crunchy pods in our salads most nights.
carrots and beetroot
I am really regretting putting the carrots and beetroot seedlings in the same pot. Even though they are a dwarf variety they are very cramped and I won't be getting many vegies.
The rainbow siverbeet is my favourite baby. Prolific, robust, delicious fresh or cooked, and looks so pretty
curry leaf tree
The curry leaf tree is now touching the balcony roof. Still covered with beautiful white flowers which are slowing turning into dark berries. I gave the curry leaf tree a little extra nitrogen and phosphate dissolved in water to help the extra leaf growth.