Homegrown chillies and thoughts about gardening

This was a chicken and vegetable stir-fry with chilli and basil Jac cooked recently. The chilli was fresh out of our garden. It was a delicious dinner.

Thai-style chilli and basil stir-fry

In the past, we’ve had lots of tomatoes growing in our garden. This year, it’s been chilli!

Chillies in our garden

You may remember Jac used our homegrown chillies in a recent chicken, green bean and chilli stir-fry. Jac took pity on me this time and used fewer chillies, taking care to leave out most of the seeds. :D

Chillies in our garden

The capsicum Jac used in the stir-fry was from the supermarket, but we’ll soon have our own homegrown capsicums. They still have more growing to do. Grow, grow big and plump, my capsicums! The weather has now turned cold and rainy though – the little capsicums may not be getting enough sun. :(

Green capsicums in our garden

While Jac loves gardening, and I love that she loves gardening, it doesn’t appeal to me at all. Sure, I like the thought of growing my own food, and I always help with harvesting. And the eating. And I encourage, appreciate and praise my gardener for her efforts and fine green fingery. But me, I really don’t like anything about gardening. I don’t mind admitting that I don’t like all the work that is involved – digging in the dirt, mulching, weeding, dealing with pests and disease, using various garden tools, remembering to water the plants, watering the plants… Thankfully, the garden beds where the chilli and capsicum plants and most of Jac’s herbs are growing are on automatic reticulation, so when Jac goes away all I need to do is water her pot plants.

What’s growing in your garden? Or are you like me, not at all into gardening?

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