Monday Harvest – 30th December

How did it get to be Monday again?  The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment and somehow it’s been two weeks since I last posted.  At least that means I have some harvests to post about which is nice.  It would be even nicer if I had some photos to go along with my words, but I only have a few which means you’ll just have to imagine what my first cucumber looked like.  For the record it tasted rather good!

You’ll also have to visualise the blueberries I sneakily ate while pretending that I couldn’t find any whenever the kids asked.  (In my defence they could have looked themselves rather than trying to get me to do the work for them…..).

The parsley I failed to photograph was enjoyed in Pasta Puttanesca just this evening and the mint was used in lots of salads as well as in tea.  In fact any number of herbs and salad leaves were eaten over the past fortnight, and none of them managed to trouble the camera lens.

There was one thing which I did manage to capture though – the first of this years beans.  In this handful (the first of a few I’ve picked over the last few days) are Majestic Butter and Kentucky Wonder (I think that’s what they are – thankyou to Nina for the seed and hopefully the confirmation that they are indeed Kentucky Wonder).

Beans

It’s clear from this post what my New Years Resolution needs to be – TAKE MORE PHOTOS.  Hopefully I will and next week you will actually be able to see what I’m posting about.   In the meantime head over to Daphne’s to find some posts which actually feature pictures of produce.  Before you go though I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

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19 Responses to Monday Harvest – 30th December

  1. Daphne says:

    Well the one photo you got was nice. Oh how I miss fresh beans. The frozen ones just don’t compare.

  2. Having taken 374 non-gardening photos on a couple of hours outing yesterday I think I suffer from the opposite condition.

    • Liz says:

      Excellent work!!!! 374 is a wonderful number – lots to look at and edit down. I tend to photograph things in fits and starts – all or nothing pretty much sums it up.

  3. Mark Willis says:

    I’m in the same situation as Sue. I think I now have over 20,000 photos in my Picasa web albums – and those are only the ones that “made the cut” !

    On the other hand, I have very little to harvest at present. I have Cavolo Nero and Parsnips available, plus some herbs, but that’s it. I’m turning my attention now to plans for 2014…

    • Liz says:

      Cavolo Nero, Parsnips and herbs aint bad for winter I reckon. 20,000 is a lot of photos I have heaps on my computer (the lack of photos is a comparatively recent malaise) which I am forever thinking I should edit but I never seem to get round to it.

  4. Bek says:

    I have been exercising my imagination and your parsley and blueberries looked fab! I also have the first of the beans coming along (the not-quite-enough-for-a-meal early crops were eaten in the garden and likewise do not have photographic evidence of their existence). I think it’s entirely reasonable that you ate the blueberries. They who picks eats first!

  5. Frogdancer says:

    I’m all out of parsley; everything went to seed at the same time. I actually had to BUY a bunch for Christmas. (It cut me deep…)
    I thought of you as I was doing it and I know you’ll feel my pain.

    • Liz says:

      I feel your distress. I actually contemplated buying some recently too. I have parsley but I have to use it more sparingly than I would like. It is an annoying time to be rationing it – everything I want to eat would benefit from adding some parsley.

  6. Sarah says:

    Always a good sign if there are no photos – it must meant that the harvest was so tasty it was eaten before the camera was found! Have a great new year Liz… and many more delicious harvest (and some photos of them!) in 2014.

  7. Lovely beans and I will take your word on the other goodies you harvested. I usually remember to take a photo when I harvest, but not after I clean everything up.

  8. Michelle says:

    Happy New Year Liz! It looks like there are 3 different beans there, what’s the wide flat one? It’s always a problem when I read garden blogs from the opposite hemisphere, I want some fresh beans too! And it doesen’t help that our current weather is doing a darn good imitation of summer, other than that the days are far too short, I want veggies to match the weather…

    • Liz says:

      Yeah there do seem to be a few varieties – I have been particularly bad at record keeping this year and have no idea what I sowed and where I sowed it. I do have seed of a wide yellow coloured bean and I suspect that may be one of them.

  9. Barbara Good says:

    Yep, that was me too, very few photos. And while my beans are steadily heading up, they are not yet producing and are not even close. The Ballarat climate is certainly a ways behind Melbourne.

    • Liz says:

      My parents climate pretty much mirrors Ballarat and they tend to get things a few weeks behind me. They do have a much longer season though and I think the comparatively cooler nights are better for most crops than our warm ones.

  10. Mary N. says:

    You pick, you eat. I always figured if my daughter was too busy on the computer to pick herself some raspberries, then she deserved what she didn’t get (but I still felt a bit guilty for not sharing). Though I did save her some if it was school that kept her occupied.

  11. Dave says:

    I’m visualizing the blueberries, and drooling over the beans. Happy New Year to you too!

  12. Nina says:

    They MIGHT be the Kentucky Wonder, Liz but I have nothing to compare them to at the moment as, though my beans are climbing to the sky like Barbara’s, I not only don’t have any beans but not even flowers! Very disappointing. The seed inside the KW beans are a soft even brown colour and they are a tall climber – not sure if that helps identifying them.

    Everything is so very slow and late for me, this year. I’ve even got a cauliflower still coming on! I’ve got more kale than I know what to do with (unlike a couple of years ago when all I had was the ‘triple-dwarf’!). The parsley is still doing well and the silverbeet just won’t stop. There’s not a hint of red on any tomato but the zucchini and cucumbers are at least producing (slowly). Strange summer, this year!

    Happy new year, by the way!

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