What do you do when you have a fractious 3 year old in the garden who is: “bored, bored, bored”. Well, after you have examined all the bugs possible, it seems you dig for sweet potatoes and they calm down pretty quickly.
Those were the last of this years harvest. A number of small/medium tubers and one huge one weighing 1 kg by itself. I included the gloves in the photo for scale but it has only been partially effective – the sweet potato looked even bigger in the flesh.
When I haven’t been attempting to amuse volatile 3 year olds this week I have been harvesting parsley. My crops are going great and I’m enjoying my daily dose of Vitamin c in salads, pesto and sauce.
Also green and high in vitamin C is this sorrel which I harvested before the chooks ate it. It seems to be their favourite food stuff and while they don’t break down many of my fencing defences they do if there is sorrel involved. So I let them at the plants but harvested a bit for lunch first.
Otherwise, this week was about more peppers; Bishops Cap, Poblano and Tobago Seasoning chillies as well as Cherrytime and Purple Beauty Capsicums, and citrus. I harvested one of the last two finger limes as well as one of the first Tahitian Limes.
And those were my harvests this week, except for the spring onions, silver beet and herbs that failed to make it in front of a camera. For more head over to Daphne’s where she hosts Harvests Mondays each week.