Yep, bananas! The other morning I looked out of my kitchen window and I saw that one of the banana plants had a flower. New flowers in the garden make me incredibly happy, and this was a big one!
I went out to have a look and under the outer petals I could see the first little bananas.
After a few days there were some more... maybe this year I will get lucky and I'll have my very own bananas, for the first time!
Rhubarb is also full on now. It took my husband a while to convince me to plant rhubarb, but I have to admit that it is a great plant, and it keeps popping up every year, stronger than before!
I cut it and place it in a pot with water, lemon juice and a little sugar, and as soon as the water start frothing I drain it, keeping the pink water to make syrups and liqueurs, and the rhubarb for pies, muffins or for the breakfast cereals.
Broccolini is one of my favorite crops, the plants keep producing, I cut them and get some more, 3 or 4 times, and in the end I get some thin ones, with flowers, good to use for Chinese cooking.
My last little teddy bear pumpkin.
I need to find more space for pumpkins next year, but where? Down into the bush?
Bok choy: fantastic winter veggie, it grows in a few weeks and takes up very little space, in fact you could grow it in a window box! This is the easiest brassica to grow, a brassica for beginners!
Incredible, I still get strawberries! Maybe one or two at the time, and I have to be quicker that the snails!
My feijoa plants fruited for the first time. I love Feijoas, such a New Zealand icon! We eat them on cereals, or make lovely smoothies with them.
Of course I didn't get enough from my plants, and they are small (the small one in the picture), but Carolyn game me some of hers, like every year :-)
Last little surprise in the veggie garden: a tiny green frog. I am sorry the photo is not very clear (taken with the iPhone) but I didn't want to get to closed to her (him?).
I love frogs!
Happy Easter to all!
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©