I’ve hit the real hungry time in the garden now with not much of anything ready to pick. The trusty thyme and mint have gone completely dormant and I don’t feel like I can pick from them very often. Even the silver beet seems to be slowing down, though is still our source of greens.
As such very little has been picked, just a few silver beet leaves and parsley.
And two sort of exciting things, but not enough to fill our plates with home grown veggies.
I picked the final two capsicums from the plant that’s still in the ground (notice there’s only one in the picture? My not-so-adorable dog manage to swipe the other one off my potting bench while I was planting out some chives and spring onions, ratbag!). The plant is looking decidedly straggly and a bit chewed now so I’m not sure if it will survive the rest of the winter. It still had lots of tiny fruit on it. I think I might prune them all off, stake it up a bit and maybe put some plastic around it to give it some protection for the rest of the winter and see how it goes.
The other TINY but delicious harvest was the very first of my garden shelling peas. Not enough to do anything but snack on. Miss Three got most of them, and that will probably be her green food intake for the week! The ones I had were so sweet and fresh tasting. Even if I never get enough for an actual dish they are worth growing just to eat raw straight from the pods.
I’m beginning to think next week could be a complete bust for harvesting around here, come on carrots and broccoli it’s your time to shine! For more go here