Harvest Monday...

29 September, 2014

Welcome to Harvest Monday, that international gardeners show and tell, led by the awesome Daphne.


This is a typical current harvest down Melbs town way.

I've harvested the last of the carrots, as they were beginning to show signs of going to seed. This is but a small sample. Also ongoing are the brassicas, mainly kale (here Red Russian and Tuscan), broccoli side shoots including some Purple Sprouting Broccoli and cabbages (this is a Savoy). In new spring crops we are starting to get some decent amounts of asparagus, peas continue prolific and I'm picking the first of the spring onions.

Only missing is fruit. I've picked some rhubarb of late, but I can't truly call it fruit. It's now a count down to the first of the stone fruit crops. My guess is cherries or plums. We shall see. Or berries. They will probably get in first. And I cannot wait.

What are you harvesting? And be sure to check out other harvest's at Daphne's.


8 comments:

  1. That basket is so pretty with all the different veg. And you are right. It could almost be one of my baskets except for the asparagus. And this year I'm not growing fall peas, though I have in the past.

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    1. Cheers. I like the look of laying it all out for one photo. Such a nice snapshot of the current pickings.
      Funny how those stalwart crops can cross the season barrier. Though peas are a strictly spring crop for me. I've never tried to grow them in autumn/fall. I shall look into it now though. Cheers!

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  2. I would definitely be proud to display that kind of variety either in spring or fall. Just beautiful. Loving the orange and purple pops of colour in your harvest.

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    1. Cheers. Yes, the carrots and purple podded peas are a nice colour change from all those shades of green. :)

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  3. It's so fun to see a beautiful spring harvest while I'm up to my neck in peppers and tomatoes!

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    1. Oh how I wish I was up to my neck in peppers and tomatoes!!!

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  4. silverbeet - it's hit that patch where it goes crackers and i just cannot eat enough f it! i'm gving away bunches.
    i love those purple podded peas. must look for!!

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    1. Ah yes, silverbeet. The ever reliable producer!
      Purple podded peas are great: both easier to pick (much easier to spot pods than the green ones) and slightly easier to pod. I love them. Not sure who sends seed to tassie though.

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