We got back to Melbourne on Sunday after 2 weeks camping holiday to find the garden thriving but a little on the wild side. Thanks to my parents for sorting out a few watering issues (it turns out that it is a good idea to replace batteries in timers for sprinkling systems before going on holidays……). Today is my day for sorting out the garden but I did a quick harvest upon our return on Sunday.
This is the second last cabbage – I will probably harvest the last one next week. The beans and the cucumbers are the first of the new season harvest. I’m particularly pleased with the beans – this is the first time I have grown Majestic Butter – a bush variety which have produced quickly and abundantly as well as tasting good in a pesto and pasta dish.
Most of broccoli plants were in flower and quickly pulled but I did find one which had some decent non flowering heads. I will be interested to see how many bugs they contain…..
Other than the veg I also harvested some herbs; some mint – photographed below and some basil which I failed to snap in focus in my rush to make pesto for some ravenous pre-schoolers…..
My other major harvest was the rest of my garlic, which was fabulous – at least 50% larger than the ones I pulled 2 weeks ago: which just proves any number of old adages: patience is a virtue, plants thrive on neglect, a watched pot never boils (or bulbs….) etc etc etc.
And finally I did have one other very small harvest which was popped into my mouth quicker than you can say tomato – my first one was a broad ripple currant and very nice it was too.
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