10 August 2011

Aubergines and Melons

Tonight I am going to show you a couple of things I have growing in the greenhouses, the first of which are the Aubergines or egg plants as I think they are sometimes called. These see to be doing very well this year the result being I have more than I know what to do with.

The next is the Melon which are a particular favourite of the gentleman to the big house so I have plenty of these growing. The one you see in the picture is the most advanced. The reason for it being in the net bag is to support it as it grows, the bag is tied to the wire, if this weren't done there is a chance of it being pulled off by it's own weight before it's ready to eat although as you may be able to tell the bag isn't actually supporting it at the moment but it will do in time.
This afternoon I had Tess in the garden with me for a while as I dead headed the Dahlia's and I think she got stung by a wasp on the foot. I saw her under the Mulberry tree which tends to be a magnet for wasps and with the wind today there are a lot of berries blown off on to the ground and I think she must have troden on one so I will have to watch her more closely in the future.


Sara said...

Poor Tess. That must have hurt.

Your eggplants are so pretty. Maybe I'll grow some of those next year.

Doc said...

The Aubergines are doing quite nice here as well, even with our lack of warm weather. I have several varieties planted in the Kitchen garden and by the looks of things we will harvest soon. Poor little Tess, give her a hug for us.

Kimmie said...

I love that you call them aubergines. I remember being in England probably 18 years ago and looking at a English cookbook at a bookstore. I was baffled by couregettes (did I spell that right?) and by aubergines. I didn't have pictures and I just was mesmerized by what the recipe could be.

How did you learn to bag the melon...you know so many wonderful tricks (you should write a book Bob!)

Sorry Tess got stung...bet that hurt.

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

ellen abbott said...

I like eggplant, especially the small ones but it's not a big favorite over here.