Here's what's growing. Lettuce, bush beans, I planted some more tomatoes and rosella, and there's a mini capsicum in there too. You can't even see most of that in the photo! And lots of pots of herbs in the background.
Greens - kales, tat soi, silver beet, more lettuce, borage...
Giant chilli bush is still going and I've picked a few red ones.
More tomatoes in pots (in case I wanted to move them further in the shade), the galangal plant is in there too, getting huge. And I put that lace curtain over the other tomatoes to encourage them not to die, which does seem to have helped (and added a touch of elegance to the garden!).
And here's the pumpkin and spaghetti squash finally getting some decent growth and spilling out of the garden. There's two decent squash that I can find, so hoping we will get a few more.
And some flower in my garden this month: garlic chives, pickling cucumbers (last minute plant because Pete was so devastated when I told him that we were on the last jar of last year's pickles), carrot flowers (yay free carrot seed!), and the galangal, which I haven't seen flower before, so it must be the only other plant (apart from the chillies) that appreciates the hot weather (by the way, they have a very slight sweet scent).
And we have a new garden helper! Since Chime died, it felt very lonely with just one dog, so here's Taz, it does seem that we have a lot to learn about puppies....
And the choko plant has produced one choko. It looked close to death during the heat, but must have gathered enough strength to produce this one choko. I hope it has now revived and will make some more. The idea was that they are very high producers and the chickens and cows like the fruit, but so far it has been a little disappointing!
Once again, my plans for February are to keep everything alive and harvest when possible.
How's your garden going? How was the weather where you are?