There was a Community Fruit & Vegetable Swap local event in West Croydon held at James and Evie place, our host for this month this morning. We brought some chilies and cauliflowers to share this time.
Year 2010 is a good cauliflower year for us. We have already frozen cauliflower stocks in the freezer. We are nearing our objective of prolonging cauliflower season this year. There are still more than 30 cauliflower plants growing with different stages of growth at our place. This veggie patch is growing the youngest cauliflower plant in our place (seedling transplanted last June). Please ignore the periwinkle plant, I know it is still looking sad:( in early spring.
Our hosts James and Evie front garden greeted us with colourful flowers suitable for mediterranean climate .
Gathering at the backyard where fresh produces are shared. Ilhan had a wonderful time playing with friends and getting his pants covered with mud. Our hosts has a dog and Ilhan is scared of dogs. He jumps to anyone who are nearest to him crying to be carry if the dog is near to him. I feel very sorry for people who was force to carry Ilhan end up with dirty clothes. He was not afraid of dogs before but since last year he is scared of dog and I cannot convince him not to be afraid with dog now. What should we do?
Our hosts recycled oil raw drums to grow food. Interesting idea.
We brought back grapefruits, lemons, daun kesum (Vietnamese mint) and two stems of daisy-like flower to propagate ( we been told it can grow 3~5 metres tall in a year and flower in winter, thought it was sugarcane or bamboo stem at first).