Unlike last week, I have loads of photos of harvests today. The first of these is my entire leek harvest. Now maybe I harvested too early but frankly I don’t think you should have to wait more than 6 months for a vegetable (garlic excluded) and I’m pretty sure I planted these out about 8 months ago. In a nutshell they were disappointing, very few had diameters bigger than my fingers. I’ve used them already in cauliflower soup.
I did quite a bit of clearing space in the garden this week. The leeks went to make way for cucumbers, and these carrots were in a pot I want to put a chilli in.
There was still a broccoli plant in my eggplant bed. That came out as well. I still have one plant left, so hopefully this wont be the last of the broccoli but it may well prove to be.
I didn’t just harvest old crops, I also harvested quite a bit of new growth. My thyme is looking particularly lush at the moment, this lot was cooked with some lentils for a salad.
Also on the herb front I made tabouleh a few times this week, so needed quite a bit of mint and parsley.
I think the most productive things in the garden at the moment are the salad leaves. As well as parsley and mint, this week I’ve been harvesting, lettuce, coriander, watercress, rocket, and tarragon.
I harvested my second tub of winter grown potatoes. They were Dutch Cream and the yield was OK but not what I get from Spring grown ones.
It wasn’t just vegetables this week, the first bit of fruit is starting to trickle in, although not particularly impressively. I had a few Cape Gooseberries (also known as Physalis and Ground Cherries) this week with more to come. I really like them but I know they are not for everyone. The one pictured isn’t quite ripe – they go much yellower when ripe, but those didn’t make it in front of the camera.
For more harvests that were captured on film (or should that be digitally?) head over to Daphne’s Dandelions and check them out.