Okay, so not that long ago I was complaining about the chilly start to summer and it was on the cooler side. But since then we’ve had a couple of really hot days and lots of warm ones. You’d think I’d be happy now. I have enjoyed the heat, but boy could the garden use some rain…. never content I guess. Nevertheless the garden has been producing and as all the watering I’ve been doing has given me the opportunity to pay close attention to just how quickly some things are growing (the zucchini) and just how slow others are (the ripening of tomatoes). And of course here is what I picked this week.
I pulled out the rest of my garlic, after the first absolutely tiny bulbs I pulled out last week and the week before, these ones were more than pleasing. Twenty bulbs with about 10 medium sized ones, five large ones like the one pictured and another five smaller ones. It won’t be enough to last us the year, but it will do a good few months at least.
A container full of salad greens. It looks like some baby spinach, rocket, an oak leaf variety and then various unidentified types including a pretty green and red one. These came from a packet of mixed salad greens that my sister got free with a magazine several years ago and forgot about. It was a real shot in the dark to see if they would grow and boy have they grown. Miss Three and I scattered them in a pot around a tomato seedling and as it goes with three year olds most of the seeds ended up concentrated on one side. They were threatening to over take the tomato so I gave it a good hair cut (the lettuce not the tomato), a nice salad with dinner tomorrow night I’m guessing.
A big basket load of silverbeet. Yet again this beast is taking over the garden, with lots going to seed, but plenty of other plants producing these gloss green leaves. Some are destined to become a snack for a rabbit. The rest we will eat, hidden in various dishes over the next few nights.
Three gorgeous beetroots which will be roasted. Originally I was going to do a salad with them, but I’ve just seen a roasted vegetable pizza recipe and thought I might play with that idea. Perhaps add some carrot and capsicum and top with ricotta and mozzarella, and maybe a pesto base. What do you think?
And lastly, three, yes count them, three beans (sorry about the terrible photo, it was something of an after thought). Not enough to really show case them, but will be added to something. Hopefully the next bean harvest will be a little larger.
There were a few other things not photographed, lots of parsley, some thyme etc but nothing of much quantity.
For more harvests see Daphne’s.