Harvest Monday...

09 December, 2013

Once again it's that time of the week to show off your harvests and marvel at the wonders of kitchen gardeners around the globe. Thanks as always to Daphne for starting the institution that is Harvest Monday.

My harvests from this week have included:

Plenty of broad beans.


The strawberries keep growing like crazy, and the raspberries have caught up and are now cropping really well.


The last of the parsnips (after cutting out the woody cores there was enough for a meal), some baby carrots, the only leek that hasn't gone to seed, a few early beans and the first radishes.


The first bandicooted potatoes.


For those not familiar with the term, bandicooting is the Australian term for when you rummage around in the soil around growing potato plants and pick off some of the still growing potatoes, while allowing the plant to keep growing and continue producing. These kipflers were a little on the small side, but were delicious.

Not pictured but picked has been lettuce, rocket, lemons and spring onions.

For more harvest goodness, check out Daphne's Dandelions.

10 comments:

  1. Yum! I can taste those kipflers... Bek I confess, I am so envious of your berry crops. My strawberries are having their first year and have produced little and my raspberries haven't flowered at all!

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    1. I feel your pain, my early crops are pretty weak too. But I will say it only took 1-2 years before I was getting good berry crops like now, unlike my fruit trees some of which are 4+ years old and have never cropped! I'm sure next year will be a different story for you.

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  2. I also have berry envy, might be time for a trip to BAAG...

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    1. *chuckles* Berry envy, what a great term. Sorry for being the cause of it. Dare I ask, what is BAAG? I have been wracking my brains but I can't figure it out...

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  3. Your raspberries look delicious! I wish I had room to grow some.

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    1. They are delicious ( sorry to be rubbing it in). On the space issue, I have grown them in pots, and they aren't as productive as in the ground, but I did get some good crops from them.

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  4. Looks like up-sized version of what I am taking from garden right now. My leeks shot up a stem with a flower bud. I harvested them for a risotto- bit tough to cut through but cooked absolutely fine! I should have had that many raspberries but the birds (?) have been getting under the nets.

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    1. I have harvested gone-to-seed leeks like you, and just cut out the tough bits, but it is a bit of a pain.
      Darn for net evading birds. I have mine weighed down with bricks and pegs otherwise I think I'd be suffering the same issue. Though that said the other day I did see a bird in the raspberry fortress, but it was a tiny thing (maybe a blue wren) and it managed to get out THROUGH the net. I was amazed. I figure in that instance the bird deserves the fruit.

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  5. Those berries are spectacular!

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    1. Cheers! They are slowing down a bit now, but there shall be berries for xmas dessert from the garden.

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