Archive : tomato

Jul 18 2013 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 5 comments

Growing up revisited

Just a quick post to show the new seedlings growing. I can see the difference between the kale and the chinese cabbage now with the second set of leaves (I am sure they have a more scientific name) coming through. I am excited about the kale – I saw a recipe with kale and it looked so scrumptious!  With so much nutritional value, it can only be a great addition to any […]

Nov 19 2011 by in Annuals, Barbie's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 9 comments

Green November

I love my early morning ritual with getting up – open up for the chickens – kisses and hugs, fresh seeds, greens and water – put the coffee on – empty the trash – pack the dishes from the night before – pour the coffee and my morning begins…… I love sitting out on my deck in summer.The sun is way up there early in the morning and the birds and bees […]

Nov 18 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden, Gardening | 2 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 16

Cherry Tomato flowers

Today I am grateful for the opportunity to grow my own herbs and vegetables. I love being able to pop out into the back garden to grab a handful of coriander or sweet basil, to harvest a few fresh lettuce leaves or to pluck a lovely red chilli off a plant to spice up whatever is cooking on the stove. Freshly picked parsley is tastier than store bought, Thai basil is delicious […]

Jun 01 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, Trees, | 6 comments

Guavas and all

New Guavas

I think the garden is all about growth and life and new beginnings and nourishment for the body and soul. There should always be time to take a walk in the garden. To look at it through the eyes of a fellow garden plant. To see how all plants work together to give each other shade or nutrients or help ward off pesky pests or bring the welcomed insects. I look at […]

Mar 31 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Recipes, | 6 comments

Tons of Tomatoes


Wow – have a look at my harvest of tomatoes! And there are still lots more on the vine. Hannes and I had some fun this afternoon just taking these photo’s. He is such a great creative director! Just makes a boring tomato photo shoot a total fun event! I hope you enjoyed the tomatoes, Chris. I also gave some to Kristen, and she was so amazed and said, “Wow, and this […]

Mar 06 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Picked from the Garden

Vegetables from the garden

I just wanted to share with you the herbs and veggies I picked from the garden for supper tonight. It was such a treat to wander in the garden and pick supper! I can’t wait for my garden to be producing masses of different kinds of vegetables and herbs – oh, like  sweet potatos, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, broccolli……. real health giving food!  But I am having difficulty with the actual styling of […]

Feb 27 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

Did gardening in this heat!


Hi my friend, I am finished! I spent the weekend cleaning my veggie patch – a host of weeds to clear out! Oh my word! It was hot out here and my veggie patch is not a small one – 2m x 10m. I had to bring some order to what was growing in it. I had a butternut squash plant growing like a monster, but is was covered in powdery mildew […]

Feb 15 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 3 comments

Tomato and Basil

Tomato and Basil plants

Thought I’d give you an update on the little Tomato plant you gave me! Here it is and you can see the little Sweet Basil plant I bought on Sunday planted next to it! I am amazed at how quickly the tomato has grown. It must be three times the size it was when you gave it to me. (wish all my plants grew that quickly!). They are both living in a […]

Jan 22 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, | 2 comments

Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

My tomato plants are looking fantastic! I took the last photograph a week ago and look how they have grown. I can’t wait for them to mature. I bought a few Italian tomatoes from the grocer today, but they are not as tasty as the ones you pick from your own garden. I water them almost every day and I use the Worm Tea from my worm farm as a pest repellant […]