Harvest Monday...

19 May, 2014

It's been a while since I last joined in the global celebration that is Harvest Monday, courtesy of Daphne's Dandelions.


The current crops are showing the betwixt and between state of the garden; partly end of summer, partly start of winter.

At the end of the summer crops are the capsicums, zucchini's and green beans. The start of winter crops is demonstrated by the tuscan kale, the first of the brassicas to be really worth harvesting. The remaining veg crops of carrots and beetroot are the all rounders which seem to be in constant existence somewhere in the yard.

All of this veg went into a lovely soup, along with a few stored onions and some garlic.

The fruit crops are really very indicative of late autumn/early winter, with apples (this one is a Pink Lady), the great friend of apples, rhubarb, and the first of the lemons, which will also go very well with the aforementioned apple/rhubarb combo.

I've been doing a fair few baked apples for dessert lately, but I think today I'll branch out to stewed apple and rhubarb. Delicious with either yoghurt or custard, depending on the level of lavishness required.

So that's my Harvest Monday. I hope your Harvest Monday has been bountiful.

12 comments:

  1. What a colourful harvest, and beautifully photographed. Isn't this warm weather strange? Oh well, the garden seems to like it!

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    1. Cheers! Yes, the last week or so of warmer weather after the couple of weeks of very cold mornings feels very odd. But at least the garden is happy.

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  2. I love Pink Lady apples. I hadn't had them before this year, but they were all over the markets so figured I ought to try them.

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    1. Yes, they are good. We've had them for a few years here in aus being a third generation Aussie apple (it's a cross between Lady Williams and Golden Delicious) and they are very popular. I love them when they are really red. Glad to hear you have them in the us and you like them. Share the apple love.

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  3. The apple rhubarb yogurt combo sounds great, I'll have to give that a try.

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    1. It is a great combo if I say so myself. I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. Such a picture perfect harvest! I love the idea of an apple/rhubarb combo to flavor yogurt.

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    1. Cheers. The apple/rhubarb is a classic!

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  5. Lovely and colorful harvest! I planted apple trees this year.. so maybe one day I will get to harvest an apple as lovely as yours.

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  6. Cheers. I'm sure your apple trees will be fruiting soon and you'll have many beautiful and tasty apples to enjoy. There is nothing finer than picking an apple in the yard and eating it immediately. Bliss!

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  7. Wow Bek- I can't believe you still have zucchini?! I got my last super sized 'Big white pink stripe' (yellow) tomato out of the community garden today. Really didn't think it had any hope of ripening. Despite the warm weather I feel my brassicas are way behind schedule- not sure why- later seed sowing due to the heat? My tuscan kale is the worst of the bunch- luckily some of it has come back from last year!

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    1. I'm amazed too! And it keeps flowering. Crazy. Clearly it just wants to reproduce!
      I'm impressed at a second run of kale - nice work. I always plant my brassicas from seed in Jan/Feb and it seems to go ok...

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