I seem to be managing to post on my harvests every second week at the moment. I’m not sure if this is:
- A reflection on my laziness
- Due to a paucity of harvests
- Life getting in the way of blogging
- A need to accumulate photos of broad beans
- All of the above
Personally I think number 5 is most likely – especially as the first four are definitely true and I have not one but two photos of broad beans to share:
I think I’ve probably got another few basketfuls left on the plants then that will be it for broad beans for this year. I have already planted much of their bed with tomato plants and am gradually taking out the broad beans as I cut the last beans from each stem.
I also have a couple of parsnip harvests left for the season.
As you can see in the above photos my parsnips are very variable in terms of size and shape. They have been fun to grow. I do like the anticipation you get harvesting roots crops – what will they look like when you pull them?
There’s less anticipation when harvesting garlic chives, but no less enjoyment eating them. These went into some particularly good gyoza (if I say so myself…).
I like them with Bok Choi too which I’ve been pulling quite a few plants of as they have begun to bolt.
The same can be said for the other crops in that basket – parsley and celery. I’ve planted out some parsley seedlings recently and my celery has germinated. Out with the old and in with the new.
Here’s hoping for some decent growing weather in the next few weeks. In the meantime head over to Daphne’s Dandelions for the weekly Harvest Monday roundup.