The butternut squashes are the last of them - there are already a number in the store cupboard - but the small tomatoes are still coming with each day producing a decent size bowl full and a mass of small green ones on the vines. I'm not too sure how much longer the basil will survive now it's cooling down but if the winter is mild it can keep going until it's almost Spring. This bowl of it made for a delicious pasta and pesto lunch and there's enough left over for someone's evening meal. See.
This isn't all there is in the vegetable garden. Even now, when most of the summer crops are finished, there are spring onions, snake beans, lettuces, nasturtiums, garlic chives and parsley - both flat leafed and curled - and I noticed this morning that we have Chinese gooseberries coming up - although they are more fruit than vegetable.
Even so it's time to get planting for winter so there'll be a visit to the local plant nursery for seeds and seedlings this week. It might sound very late compared to many other parts of Australia but our summers are long, hot and dry here and any earlier and we'd risk losing them.