We’ve had a lot of weather in the past week. Some of it hot (39.5C/102F), some of it wet (about an inch of rain) and some of it simply lovely (mid 20s/high 70s and sunny). Not sure what the garden made of it all, but this is what it produced,
Firstly a new harvest – some Purple King beans. Just a handful, but it was nice to have them with my Sunday roast (chicken).
Shamefully out of the 6 veg I served with the Sunday roast they were the only one from the garden. Hopefully that situation will be remedied soon.
I don’t like zucchini with roast so these went into a smoked trout and zucchini pasta dish.
Other than the zucchini the most productive plant in my garden at the moment are the beetroot. This is almost the end of the cylindrical (I harvested 4 large ones this week) but I have some Detroit Dark Red which should be ready in a week or so.
Also in the basket is some mint and some more of the pickling cucumbers which I am experimenting with at the moment. This is my first year growing this variety of pickling cucumbers. I made refrigerator pickles with what I’ve harvested to date, I think I’ll bottle the next lot whole and perhaps slice the ones after. Perhaps then I’ll know which works best.
Speaking of working best I think I now know that the soft neck garlic definitely performed better than the hard neck. I’ll write a proper garlic round up post later this week but here is the last of my garlic harvest – mainly ‘Italian Common’ and ‘Italian White’.
Some of the heads were a pretty decent size:
As difficult to follow as those garlics are I still have a couple of harvest photos for the week. These Spring Onions had to come out when our kids early Christmas present (a new to us Cubby House) was erected.
Finally something green (or more accurately something else green). Freckles Lettuce plus small and oddly shaped spider – he was kind of cute.
Now head over to Daphne’s Dandelions and see what others have in their baskets this week.