Harvest Monday...

03 August, 2015

It has been waaaaaayyyyy too long since I posted for Harvest Monday, courtesy of Daphne at Daphne's Dandelions.


Current crops include quite a few carrots, the larger being the usually sown ones and the smaller are the transplated carrots. I'm getting plenty of greens including silverbeet, purple sprouting broccoli and normal broccoli (which are really small this year, probably due to late planting) as well as plenty of parsley. I'm still getting a few chillies and capsicums (here are some jalapenos for tonight's Mexican dinner), as well as the odd small beetroot.

Fruit wise the lemons are in abundance, the rhubarb is going strong, but sadly this is my last apple of the season.

I hope the harvest's are looking good wherever you are, and you all pop over to Daphne's to check out what people are picking.

12 comments:

  1. i'm more amazed at the lovely bright sunshine you have captured in your photos - it's dazzling! you have a great harvest for this time of year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers! There is something about winter sunshine, when we rarely get it. It has a clarity I think summer lacks. Or maybe summer sun is so strong it bleaches everything. Either way, I love winter sun. As long as I can go inside and warm up by the heater occasionally.

      Delete
  2. That looks good to me, particularly the lemons which I buy a lot of. My broad beans have just about finished over here (picking the last batch today) and then I'll plant out my broccoli ready for winter. I'm eyeing up my apples, they're looking good but that probably just means the kids will start picking them too early! I better get a sign up to warn them off!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers! I love hearing about what you are doing in the opposite season. Yes, an underripe apple is not that nice.

      Delete
  3. What a pretty basket. And so colorful. I'm eying my apple tree and wondering when it will be ripe. I think maybe in a couple of weeks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Daphne. Oh, to have apples ripe soon. I'll have to wait 5 months for that (my earliest crop in Dec-Jan) but I actually kinda like the waiting. It makes them much more enjoyable.

      Delete
  4. Beautiful harvests - of course, I'm most jealous of those lemons. One day I'll have a lemon tree...but I'll have to take over one of my kids rooms with a nice, south facing window first ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers. Surely the kids wouldn't mind a nice house plant in their room? ;)

      Delete
  5. Ooh, beautiful harvest for mid-winter. I have the lemons here, and a bit of broccoli, and an anaemic stick of rhubarb (must re-plant that!). Carrots - now there is something I have never grown. And my chard is still very tiny. Must plant earlier next year..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jo! The homegrown carrot is not quite the revelation of the homegrown tomato, but I think there is a marked difference between the store bought and fresh out of the garden carrot. And it grows well through most of the year, so it's worth a go.

      Delete
  6. Looks like a delicious basket of goodies. I wish I could only grow apples, it is just not cold enough where I live. Hope you enjoyed it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Lizzie. I could never live up north. What would I do without apple, and pear, and plum, and peach trees? Even for tomatoes in winter, I couldn't do it. :)

      Delete