Monday Harvest – 23 July 2012

23 Jul

Another good week for harvests. I might start with something that I mostly harvested:

3/4 Cabbage (500g) 

Something has been eating my cabbage. Not sure what it is, but it’s certainly not an insect. Possum maybe? After I trimmed the cabbage of all its outer leaves and munched bits, there was about 500g left.

Green Onions

This week I harvested 2 of my immature onions that were yet to form bulbs. They were used in stir fries.

4 Carrots

Used in a soup tonight.

3 stalks Celery

In soup tonight and another dish during the week.

4 leaves Silverbeet

Used in Saturday’s lunch – a pasta dish with roasted beef fillet.

Bowl of Broccoli Sprouts

The broccoli I grew this year was a sprouting type that doesn’t form a head. I’ve been trimming sprouts as required, and I used a whole bowlful in Friday’s dinner, a Hokkein noodle stir fry.

A few leaves of Basil

Used in a tomato salad on Tuesday.

2 Bay Leaves

In tonight’s soup and another dish during the week (that I can’t remember). I use bay leaves regularly but always fail to account for them in these posts. My little bay tree is somewhat stunted at the moment because I keep ‘harvesting’ too regularly.

1 Lettuce

I used this in a salad during the week.

2.1 kilos Tomatoes

The tomatoes are still producing. They are slowing though, so I worry that I’m going to have a major gap between this crop and the summer one. My seeds arrived from Eden Seeds today, so I’ll get the summer tomatoes sown really soon.

I hope everyone else has had a productive garden this week. For more interesting things people have been harvesting around the world visit Daphne’s Dandelions.


10 Responses to “Monday Harvest – 23 July 2012”

  1. Louise July 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    OOOH, such a good harvest. I am hardly picking anything! I DO think you have a possum on you cabbage! I hope it enjoyed it!

  2. Liz July 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    My Bay is stunted too – for much the same reason. Do you really have basil growing happily? Outside? Sydney must be warmer in winter than I think it is…

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney July 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      No – the basil was a single live branch that seemed to be holding on for dear life to an otherwise dead plant. It’s all gone now 😦

  3. kitsapfg July 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Hard to tell with photos, but the cabbage actually just looks like the head split. That often happens with certain varieties of cabbage when watering suddenly increases and the plant grows faster than the other wraps can keep up with. Still very tasty though!

  4. maryhysong July 24, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Well, despite bugs and animals you have a really nice looking harvest this week! I can’t believe you have tomatoes in your winter time. Wondering if you climate is like Florida’s

  5. zentMRS July 24, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Lovely harvest! I’m hoping my tomatoes last into the fall and winter half as well as yours.

  6. Daphne July 24, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    Well at least you got part of your cabbage. So far this year the animal pests haven’t been bad, but the insect pests have stolen a lot.

  7. Rick July 24, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Your harvest is looking great. It amazes me that you can get two crops of tomatoes in a year. We have no chance at a winter crop in our cold winters. 😦

  8. ambrasancin July 25, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Three weeks ago, I picked my mandarins (which seemed a bit late this year – not much of a summer I guess) and made three batches of delicious marmalade. Friends very happy! However, the pests (stinkbugs) were particularly nasty this year and I seemed to spend a lot of time battling them. I just had to do a blogpost about it. ‘The Revenge of the Mandarin Stinkbugs…’

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