Some Vegies-and some fungus

The garden is looking good, but in reality it is a bit of an experiment. Growing veggies in the tropics is a timed affair, especially with tomatoes and the like. Due to the humidity up here, fungi and rot and other nasty things can affect sensitive vegetables. Usually, smart people plant at the end of Autumn (Fall) and grow these crops through Winter, when the humidity is lower and the chance of diseases are less. I on the other hand, chose to plant mid to late Winter and into Spring. I’ve already seen some signs of fungus on the base of the tomato bushes, so what I’ll have to do (I’ve already sprayed with a weak tea tree oil mix) is remove the bottom leaves and try to stop the spread. I’ve also noticed it at the bottom of the advanced beans. We’ve also had early rains here for the past week. Windy and wet and cold. Bugger. Anyway, here are some pics.  All these were taken hand-held in gloomy, windy conditions. Sorry about the poor quality.

The beans near the steps are producing flowers, and embryonic beans. The ones in the satellite dish have just started running, as beans do. Yep, they run.

White bean flower

A tiny White bean flower

This new bean is about 10mm long.

This new bean is about 10mm long.

 

Green bean vines on trellis

The satellite dish vines are running

 

Young pea shoots, just starting to climb

Young pea shoots, just starting to climb

Tomato bush and flowers

The tomato bushes are small, but they have a lot of buds

zucchini seedling

The zucchini is only just getting going

Sprouted in the centre of the sat' dish. I'll transplant it out

Sprouted in the centre of the sat’ dish. I’ll transplant it out

 

 

 

 

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