It’s been a long time since I wrote a post and even longer since I wrote a Monday Harvest post. In a nutshell we’ve been away, mostly to spend time with my partners relatives in the UK but also to Amsterdam, Paris and Shanghai. I get a bit paranoid about posting about holidays on the blog so I figured silence was better than burglary (of course this might also be a convenient excuse for lethargy…..).
6 weeks is a long time to leave garden, even if you have a very helpful next door neighbour to water and generally keep an eye on things. When I left I planted out a few seedlings and just left the perennials to reappear after their winter hibernation. This is what I had to eat upon my return.
Lots of herbs (not all pictured). The parsley was bolting but still had lots of edible leaves. Ditto the coriander. The oregano and tarragon had started growing and were looking great. And the much abused mint was happy in its what would be its 6th, and counting, home.
The lettuces and silver beet I planted out pre departure had reached edible size.
But most interesting were all the things that I hadn’t planted that were starting to appear. Beans, lots of them, tomatoes (to be expected), flowers – Cosmos in particular, coriander, the occasional pepper and these parsnips that germinated during winter but were now ready for harvest.
I will try and post more regularly now that I am back and gardening again. In the meantime I will reply to all the comments that I have had since I last posted. Apologies for the delay but I will try and respond. In the meantime check out what others are harvesting by visiting Daphne’s Dandelions and following all the links.
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