It is finally starting to warm up here. We’ve had the odd warm day here and there, but the forecast for this week is for mostly warmer weather which is nice. Hopefully it will get the late Spring and Summer moving, in the meantime I have early Spring crops like coriander.
I have been using a lot of coriander of late, in curries and salads mostly, but many of the plants are starting to bolt. Those that look relatively healthy I will use to collect seed from, the others I am pulling to use their roots in Thai style curry paste.
I had Indian style curry for dinner tonight and for that I needed a big bunch of silver beet.
Most of my silver beet is bolting at the moment, I have new plants but nowhere to put them. Their designated bed is currently full of potatoes which aren’t at harvest-able size yet – I relocated a compost bin to the end of the bed and in the process dislodged a plant but as you can see the potatoes (Pink Fir Apple) are still tiny:
My wild rocket is getting nice and big though, I ate this rocket, along with the spring onions and mint in a beetroot salad today.
My kids were demanding tea yesterday, so I made them some with lemon balm. One was very pleased with it, the other a little nonplussed and demanded I go out and pick some mint for a mint version.
Although its still a month before I will harvest most of my garlic crop I have a few plants that aren’t looking great so I’ve been pulling them to use green.
Next week I hope I’ll have broad beans to eat it with.
In the meantime head over to Daphne’s and see what people are harvesting all over the world.