Monday Harvest – Mar 11th 2013

I have had quite a hectic week this week culminating in a long weekend away in the Grampians.  As a result I have few harvest photos and little energy to do much in the way of commentary about those I do have.  Apologies – I promise to have more enthusiasm next week.

The first of the only two photos I have this week is of Summer Dance cucumbers.  I thought my plants had stopped producing, then all of a sudden these arrived.  Delicious they were too.

Summer Dance Cucumbers

The second of my photos this week is of a harvest basket which aside from not featuring beans and silver beet is probably a fairly good representation of what I’m harvesting at the moment.  Loads of Bonica eggplants.  A fair few tomatoes, in particular the Broad Ripple Currant seems happy to continue setting fruit. Loads of basil.  More and more lemon cucumbers (although perhaps for not much longer as the vine has a lot of powdery mildew on it).  Lots of peppers – in particular Scotch Bonnet (Bishops Cap) chillies and the smaller capsicum varieties.  And finally some Cavolo Nero.

Summer Harvest Basket

That’s it for me, for more head over to Daphne’s Dandelions and check out what is in other people’s baskets.


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14 Responses to Monday Harvest – Mar 11th 2013

  1. Cucumbers always seem to succumb to powdery mildew at the end of their life as do courgette plants. Must be a family trait!

  2. Daphne says:

    Mmmm basil. I can’t wait for it to be summer so I can harvest some. I do have some frozen and use it occasionally, but it just isn’t the same as going outside to pick it.

    • Liz says:

      I’m just deciding whether or not to freeze much. I usually do but it often disintegrates in the freezer when I put the chicken on top of it etc etc.

  3. Michelle says:

    You deserve a break from blogging, sit back, relax, put your feet up… if you can!

    It’s funny how cucumbers will surprise you like that – just when you’re ready to rip them out they pop a few more out.

  4. Louise says:

    Love the Grampians, its where we had our Honeymoon, in the middle of winter. Summer dance is a lovely looking cucumber, I must seek it out next season.

    • Liz says:

      I’ve been really pleased with it – nice and crisp and not too many seeds. Lovely place for a honeymoon. I’d like to go back in winter when there’s a bit of water in the creeks etc.

  5. I love the little tiny tomatoes. They are super cute.

  6. Norma Chang says:

    Your basket of produce is lovely an would love to sink my teeth into those cucumbers. All the snow have disappeared, official start of spring is 1 week away, hopefully I will be posting photos of harvest soon.

  7. Your enthusiasm always shines through, and nothing like a nice week-end away to restore it!

  8. Diana says:

    Love your basket so colourful.
    Missing all those goodies in the basket.
    Whoa bonica eggplants!

  9. mac says:

    Colorful harvest, I can’t wait to for my summer eggplants, it’s still months away in our region.

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