Letting Nature Take It’s Course

Tomorrow is the first of June and the beginning of summer!  The moments of preparation and care will now bring forth fruit and hopefully lots of it on a consistent basis.

Still, everything’s not as easy as it seems.  Last weekend, we experienced 3 days of rain, for which I was happy to receive.  Rainwater’s the best of for plants; but, 3 days of wet might have been too much for the poor things.  Rapid growth was followed by pests and mildew.  A year ago, I’d have been out spraying and what not, this year I’m letting nature take it’s course.  It’ll be interesting to see what happens but so far, my garden has turned into a hunting ground for insects and birds.

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About A Bahamian In Austria

I am a Bahamian woman, married to an Austrian man, who's been freshly transplanted to Vienna. I started writing this blog when a dear friend insisted that I had to write down my experiences. At best it'll update my buddies on my crazy-going-ons and at least, it'll keep me from stalking them online (LOL). I hope you enjoy :D
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7 Responses to Letting Nature Take It’s Course

  1. polianthus says:

    you growing any chilis in Austria? And how is that going for you if you are?

    • In the past two years, I’ve grown several varieties that bore very well. So well, that I was able to dry & grind enough for my own use, make chili oil, and give fresh, dried, and ground chili away to friends & family.
      This year, I’m trying to raise a variety from seed called the Glockenpaprika – it looks like a little bell (Glocke). Both raising a chili from seed & the variety are new endeavors to me. I’m not sure if I will successfully harvest, but I’ve so much left over from previous years that I’m just going to enjoy the process.

      • polianthus says:

        exciting – I have only tried to grow spicy chilis and they do grow and bear chilis but sadly not too spicy, not enough sun I guess – i like the approach to enjoy the process!

      • The previous chilis were all spicy (very, infact!) and bore pretty well. During the summer we are prone to cold snaps for a few days. I think keeping the soil evenly moist (I use mulch to help), planting it in a sunny spot, and letting the chilis ripen on the plant helps the fruit absorb as much sugars & capsicum, in my opinion. Hope your chilis are better this year!

      • polianthus says:

        oh exciting ok well hopefully this year will be better then thanks for all your tipsè!

  2. mimie says:

    Looks amazing!!

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