Back home to do just a little yard work. The Gorgeous Boy transplanted some tomatoes. He had planted some seeds a few weeks ago believing them to be chives but up popped tomatoes...each and every one. Well you can't waste a healthy seedling can you? So he temporarily transformed my new soil store into a small garden bed. In went the tomatoes with a few lettuces that he was thinning out and voila, instant veggie garden. While he was doing this I found this growing on one of the mushroom compost bags.
Now that is one big mushroom. Note the Biro beside it for size comparison. A little stuffing on that and you could feed a family of four ha ha. I ended up chopping it up and putting it in the compost...too much of a good thing !!!
This afternoon I finally found the time to pickle the chillies that The Great Dane gave me from his garden when I visited last Wednesday. A bottle for the Farm, one for the Granny flat and four in my pantry. The few remaining ones I minced up and poured a little of the pickling vinegar over them. Into a small jar and into the fridge for if I am in a hurry and need a little chilli quickly. Many years of living in Asia and a meal is not a meal without chilli.
Don't they look lovely and bright? I think I will sit and have a rest now. I still haven't read my Organic Gardening magazine yet. So much to do....so little time....sigh.