Also remember that I said I had had a video interview? The interview was published on line a few days ago and as feared I should have realised it was to be a video rather than just a phone call and at least dried my hair and tarted myself up a bit. And also as feared, at around the 10 minute mark Hector makes his appearance behind me. Antonia the interviewer is laughing, and I thought she was laughing at my witty and intelligent comments - not a bit of it, she was howling with laughter as a semi naked Hector moves backwards and forwards, mopping behind me. You can check it out here.
The garden continues to frustrate and give pleasure in equal measures. The courgettes and cucumbers have flowers on them and I still have loads of tomatoes. I made tomato juice a couple of days ago, stewing a few pounds of tomatoes with half an onion, a stick of celery and a handful of parsley. Stewed for 45 minutes then added some hot sauce, salt, sugar and Worcestershire sauce, blended and strained. Delicious - just missing the vodka. The recipe is here.
However, I have made an important discovery. I think the garden has sanky slugs. Something is only attacking the foreign plants. Look at Hector's corn. Tall, green and perfect.
Even more of it here - all looking delicious.
I can think of no other explanation as to why the Dominican corn, peas, yuca and pumpkin have not been touched, and yet most of what I have planted has been munched. Obviously the insects in this garden only like vegetables from overseas - all sankies.