Harvest Monday...

05 November, 2012


After much admiration from afar I have joined the Harvest Monday, hosted by Daphne's Dandelions,  bandwagon. In addition I have decided to start by a photo inspired by the herbaria series at You Grow Girl, which I thought would be a good way of showing (almost) all that is best in the garden this week.

This weeks harvest includes;
  • Artichokes (variety Imperial Star - cue Darth Vader music - and Violetta).
  • The first early onions (Early Brown and Long Red Florence), and one garlic bulb.
  • Peas - the Purple Podded still have pickings, but I've pulled out the Greenfeast peas and have saved some for seed.
  • Broad beans (Aquadulce and Crimson Flowering) are growing great guns.
  • Also the strawberries (Cambridge Rival) - I've picked 1.2kg last week and have been giving some of them away to family and friends.
  • Lettuce (Red Coral) is just starting to bolt, but still has some good pickings (good thing I planted out the seedling lettuces last weekend, hopefully they will be big enough to pick soon!).
  • Lemon - there are always lemons! 
  • (The Nigella - aka love in a mist - is just there 'cos its pretty and in profusion in the garden... I won't be attempting to eat it!)
  • Not pictured - celery, chives, parsley, spring onions, rocket, perpetual spinach and alpine strawberries.

Now I'm off to check out what others are picking...

10 comments:

  1. Nice variety, your garlic looks good. Mine is a bit small still but the tops are dying back so perhaps its all I'll get from a couple of the varieties this year.

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    1. This one looks one of the better ones, the others look a little weedy, but I won't know until I harvest them when they die back. Fingers crossed!

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  2. Ooooo. Mega envy as the UK cools down and all my courgette vines turn to slush! Don't you love having so many strawberries you can give them away?!

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    1. I do love it. I think my friends love it too! :)

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  3. Love the artichokes. They are pretty hard to grow here since they won't survive the winter. But a few people do grow them from the varieties that will flower from seed the first year.

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    1. That's really interesting. I think I'd be one of those people as I love them!

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  4. Nice pick! I wish I were one of your neighbours for a handful of home grown strawberries! Actually, you can eat nigella (love in the mist) or at least you can eat the seeds. I once bought them by mistake when in a hurry to leave one of my least favourite places in the world - the supermarket. I was hunting black sesame seeds and collected nigella seeds instead.

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    1. Of course! I vaguely remember reading that somewhere - it it the same as black cumin or is it just often substituted as they're both black? I will have to save some seed now just for eating!

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  5. Thanks for the seeds Bek. We had a spot or two of rain today so I am going to plant some out tomorrow(too much lightning today). I'm glad I visited your blog, it's delicious.
    I use Nigella seeds on top of homemade bread rolls they're kind of peppery.
    Tracy

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    1. Not a problem, thank you! Thanks for the info on the nigella, now I can't wait to try it!

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