Today was the first day of summer. In Australia our seasons start at the beginning of the month, so 1st December is officially the first day of summer. And a pleasantly warm start it was too (29C). Spring too was warm this year, so warm in fact that I have started harvesting some traditional summer crops.
My basil plants are big enough to pluck the occasional leaf off:
My September sown beans are bearing fruit:
(the varieties are Majestic Butter and Gourmet Delight plus a couple of climbing beans that self seeded from last year).
And I bandicooted the first handful of Purple congo potatoes. These potatoes are something of an unplanned harvest, as the plants are the result of a particularly poor harvesting effort last year. Their colour makes them particularly difficult to find in the dirt…
All highly satisfactory really.
As always head over to Daphne’s Dandelions for more harvests from around the world.