Harvest Monday – 12th March 2012

12 Mar

A much smaller harvest week this week. The garden is slowing down – so much is finishing and I have a hungry gap awaiting me soon.

400g Green Dwarf Beans

The leaves are yellowing and definitely finishing up. I’m impressed that they are even producing at all. I’m really willing the next crop to come on, because we use so many of these. Added some to the pumpkin and prawn laksa I made last night.

350g Eggplant

Into (even more) baba ganoush

1kg Tomatoes

The tomatoes are definitely coming to an end now. I pulled out a few over the weekend, and although I didn’t weigh the harvest, it was at least a kilo. Would have been much more without fruit fly damage.

1/2 cup Coriander

Also into the laksa.

2 Lebanese Cucumbers

I’m about to make another batch of bread and butter cucumbers with these.

4 Carrots

A little in a variety of dishes, mostly the fried rice I made on Saturday night.

2 stalks of Celery

Also into the fried rice

25 grams Mulberries

Just the few picked by the kids during the week whenever they ripened.

6 Eggs

Still only 1 layer I believe, but she’s doing a great job. This made up our first dozen during the week and we ate them as a very unglamorous but delicious meal of poached eggs on toast. If I had been feeling more energetic I would have made a hollandaise sauce to go with it.

For more wonderful harvests around the world, head on over to Daphne’s Dandelions.

9 Responses to “Harvest Monday – 12th March 2012”

  1. Liz March 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Wow – you’ve got coriander that hasn’t bolted? In summer? Hugely impressed. I have a few tiny seedlings in at the moment but I can’t get more than a couple of leaves for guacamole off mine. Certainly nothing like 1/2 cup.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney March 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

      Growing against the south side of the house, next to the rhubarb. It gets only a few hours of morning sun, so it isn’t deep green and lush, but still produces enough for our smallish coriander requirements. I find that coriander is far more bolt-resistant if it absolutely never dries out. A few hours of inattention on a hot day and BAM – off to seed. This bed has reasonably poor drainage, which helps with coriander.

  2. kitsapfg March 13, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    The harvests look quite plentiful despite the inevitable slow down at the end of the main growing season. The poached eggs on toast looks yum – but some hollandaise would have indeed made it a grand meal!

  3. Norma Chang March 13, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    My mouth is watering looking at those lovely home grown tomatoes and eggs.

  4. maryhysong March 13, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Can’t wait to have chickens again, sooo missing homegrown eggs! Your tomatoes and peppers are so lovely, mine are a few months away from harvesting!

  5. Rick March 13, 2012 at 3:57 am #

    As more of your hens start laying you will find more and more creative ways to cook eggs! We are getting close to 3 dozen eggs a week from our hens and that makes for some creative egg dishes!!

  6. SubUrban Garden Diary March 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Your harvest looks great. I am looking forward to our growing season coming up. 🙂


  7. Barbie March 14, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    Wonderful! Eggs, tomatoes, carrots, and a little one sneaking in for a shot. 😀 Love it!

  8. Phuong March 24, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Those fruit flies are a menace, it’s awful they can destroy so many tomatoes. I have seen fruit flies here in the states but they seem to leave tomatoes alone. The only problem I had was a stray dog who ate the tomatoes and the tops of the plants one year.

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