Monday Harvest – January 19th 2015

We were away last week, playing in Phillip Island’s surf.  I love boogie boarding and spent an enjoyable week in the waves (mostly in a wet suit as it hasn’t been particular warm here for the past week or so).  Happily the garden thrived in my absence and has started producing new crops.

I arrived back to find a couple of oversized cucumbers (all Lebanese as that’s what I planted this year) and a couple of proper sized ones.

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There were also the first of this season’s tomatoes.  I’m not entirely sure what this variety is as its a volunteer but it bears a remarkable similarity to a variety called Principe Borghese that my parents grow so maybe….

There was also an abundance of beans:

Gourmet delight beans

I picked all the Gourmet Delight that were ready but decided to leave the climbers to develop into drying beans.  It will be interesting to see which ones work best.

For more harvests head across to Daphne’s Dandelions where you should find delights from around the world.

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9 Responses to Monday Harvest – January 19th 2015

  1. Daphne says:

    It sounds like you had a fun vacation. And those beans look beautiful.

  2. Maree says:

    Lovely to come home to! I too have just come home to a better than anticipated crop. Pollination of tomatoes does seem a bit lacking though. Cucumbers going well, your beautiful pickled recipe will definitely be on the agenda again. They are wonderful 🙂

  3. Mark Willis says:

    You do really well out of your volunteers, Liz. I seldom get any of those because I am so short of space that everything gets dug up when it has run out of steam, so that it can be replaced with other crops. I do make some exceptions though – like Parsley. If I see any volunteers of that I generally let them grow on. Thanks for your comment on my blog about other veg-growing blogs to visit. I knew most but not all of those you suggested.

  4. Volunteer tomatoes what a bonus!

  5. Margaret says:

    I’ve never had volunteer tomatoes either – I’m so paranoid about spreading disease that I try to clean up as much of their debris as possible. Loving those beans as well – I did the same comparison when I grew Trail of Tears beans. The green beans were lovely, but I now grow them exclusively for the gorgeous dry black beans.

  6. REA says:

    Nice string beans! Perfect.

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