I am struggling for time at the moment and this week it has impacted on both my blogging at my harvest photography. I failed to write a Spotlight post over the weekend. Happily there are other bloggers who managed to find the time. Head over to Garden Glut for her take on Romanesco Broccoli and to Our Happy Acres to find out more about Rattlesnake Pole Beans.
Meanwhile in the garden I am harvesting a lot of lettuce and watercress and not much else. The broccoli side shoots have dried up and my chooks put paid to my succession planted second round of plants. The broad beans are currently flowering but are a long way off mature pods. The kohl rabi is slowly sizing up, and the brussell sprouts are forming tiny sprouts which I have no idea when to pick. Which kind of leaves (get it?…he, he, he) a lot of lettuce in the basket and not much else…except for watercress which I am particularly enjoying at the moment.
Oh and the sole result of my experiment with growing tomatoes over winter in Melbourne. I think its safe to say its an experiment I wont be bothering to repeat. Of the 3 varieties I tried the only one to fruit (and this is its sole fruit) was the Siberian. That same plant does have more flowers on it but its also not looking in the best of health. The other two plants are looking just plain sick. Basically I think its just not warm enough here over winter for tomatoes to grow happily. They grow over winter in Sydney but then its at least 4 degrees warmer on average in Sydney which doesn’t sound like much but it clearly is a lot for a tomato.
For more impressive harvests – some of which may even include baskets full on nice ripe tomatoes head over to Daphne’s.