Monday, October 21, 2013

Harvest Monday - new Basil + Tomatoes

Since I got back from holidays I think it would be safe to say that I've lost my gardening mojo (and all my other mojos too if I'm honest). I'm in a bit of a post-holiday funk and staring out at the empty pots on the balcony just helps to re-funkify me. I just haven't been motivated to plant anything, to go to Bunnings and buy potting mix, to empty out the dead plants from the pots, to water the existing plans. Tres dull!

So when my friend Danny offered me some his extra tomato seedlings I jumped at the offer. Danny comes from an Italian family so he's genetically predisposed to growing awesome tomatoes. I on the other and am not Italian and nearly threw myself off the balcony last year when my tomatoes all went belly up.

Give I'm the grim reaper of the tomato-growing world it would be stupid to say no to some of the Tomato Whispers Seedlings?

I was given six tomato seedlings and a pot full of basil seedlings also - I see a lot of tomato, basil and mozzarella salads coming up. Because I don't have too many pots big enough to house tomato plants I've decided to buddy the tomatoes up with two basil seedlings each.  Hopefully things won't get too crowded, but I figured if they can share a salad they can share a pot out on the balcony. It's probably not the Italian way, but hey - I won't say anything if you don't.

This is the first time I've grown so many of one plant...I'm interested to see how I "feel" about specializing in one thing.

I'm pleased to say though that since popping these seedlings in yesterday afternoon I've also planted some cucumber seeds and coriander too. Perhaps I'm getting my gardening mojo back...?

Happy gardening xox


  1. Your mojo is looking good and your tomatoes and basil look happy. Happy summer growing!

  2. i love the term "re-funkify" tyouve inspired my gardening so don't give up! cant wait for more updates! my 2 tomato plants are massive, need to do something about them!

  3. It's so hard coming back from an awesome holiday in Europe like yours. You'll get there. A lovely italian man gave me some tomato plants the other day which I've planted so I hope mine turn out as good as his. We have having a good downpour of rain this afternoon here in Melbourne so just need some sun after that and we should be okay!

  4. Hi. My friend told me about your blog and also "Cooking With Mr. C." on Facebook, which I just "Liked". I'm so glad when people share blogs with each other. Denise


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