After a week of absolutely beautiful weather (ie low 20s and sunny all week) it has suddenly got all wintry on us. Today felt cold to me and I’m already regretting not spending all last week in the garden as I still have quite a bit to do to prepare for the winter growing season.
This years crop of tamarillos is significantly smaller than last year. I think because the tree is aging and last year’s winter was colder than the few previous but mostly I think it is because small furry things keep eating them. Arrrrgh.
In contrast my chilli harvests continue unabated. In the basket are Bishops Cap, Tobago Seasoning, Birdseye, Cayenne, a Purple Beauty Capsicum and a few Padrons.
More mundane but no less tasty were these Spring Onions which I used to make Nina’s Spring Onion and Potato Bhaji – more of which later in the week.
I harvested a lot of Spring Onions this week. Here are some more along with some parsley and a watermelon radish. These all went into a salad along with some carrots, tomato, pita bread and lots of zaatar.
This next harvest I have yet to use but with the change in weather I think the bigger Sweet Potatoes are almost certainly destined to become soup.
I will save the smaller ones and see if they shoot – hopefully they will give me some slips for next seasons crop.
Finally for this week are some more finger limes. I’ve been really pleased with these first few finger lime harvests. I have a couple more fruit on the plant and then I guess I will have to wait for next year for some more. I am kind of hoping the plant will give me year round crops like lemons can, I guess I will just have to wait and see. So far my favourite way to eat them is on top of avocado. Just delicious.
For more harvests head over to Daphne’s for a virtual feast of veg.