Harvest Monday – 3rd September 2012

3 Sep

The hungry gap has almost hit. Having pulled out the peas, tomatoes and root veggies lately there are large gaps where I have planted new season veggies that won’t be harvested for at least a couple of months. This week I planted out some snow peas and okra (way too early for the okra, I’m sure) and the new monster-sized carrot patch has germinated nicely. I have also started pre-germinating parsnip seeds and transferring the germinated ones into individual toilet rolls for transplanting later on.

Spring onions and asparagus have made up the bulk of my harvests this week. Just little bits here and there for use throughout the week.

10 spring onions

Used in various dishes, including the Vegetarian Pad See Ew and a dish of soba noodles, salmon and edamame. The edamame came from my massive edamame harvest earlier in the year. I froze them for use in dishes like this.

1 stalk celery

I used some celery and spring onion in a potato salad for our Father’s Day BBQ with P’s family.

7 asparagus spears

The asparagus is still powering along, although 2 of the 5 crowns don’t seem to have woken from winter. I think maybe they have died because the other 3 have produced several spears each already. The asparagus went into the pad see ew, and also a vegetarian Thai green curry.

Bowl of tuscan kale

This is running to seed so I’m using it as fast as I can. This was spectacular in the pad see ew – I must remember how good kale is in stir fries.

Bowl of mixed salad leaves

During the week I made a potato-topped root vegetable and bacon pie with the remaining root veggies that I harvested a couple of weeks ago. With it I served a salad that included baby spinach, beetroot leaf and iceberg and green oak lettuce.

That’s it for this week. If you have a few minutes head over to Daphne’s to see what others are harvesting.

8 Responses to “Harvest Monday – 3rd September 2012”

  1. Liz September 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    My kale is bolting at the moment too. I have been eating the flower stalks and they’re quite good. I made Kale, Broccoli & feta frittatta for lunch yesterday and it worked well.

    • L from 500m2 in Sydney September 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

      Yum! I have feta in the fridge at the moment too – might have to disregard the toddler with the dairy allergy and try that one myself. He can have baked beans 🙂

  2. kitsapfg September 4, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    Stir fries are some of my favorite ways to use kale. Our fall crop of kale is getting quite a bit of growth on it already and I need to harvest some soon. I think a stir fry will be on our menu later this week. 😀

  3. maryhysong September 4, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    It’s still too hot to get most fall crops to sprout so I’m afraid there will be a hungry gap when the weather cools off. Although we will not lack for winter squash!

  4. Sustainably Modern September 4, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    Those meals look so tasty…..

  5. Julie September 4, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Yum.. kale. I haven’t been successful at growing kale. For some reason it never germinates. Then I had an impulse purchase of kale seeds even though I have plenty and now I have kale germinating! Now I’m looking forward to a fall/ winter with some yummy kale.

  6. Michelle September 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    Yum, the Pad See Ew looks so good. I suppose I could use part of my stash of frozen favas instead of edamame. It looks like my edamame growing experiment will be a failure, the plants just don’t like the cool weather here. Too bad, I love edamame but I can’t find any in the stores that isn’t imported from China and I just don’t want to buy vegetables that have traveled so far.

  7. Daphne September 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Your meals look delicious. My fall kale is just about read to pick. It seems so early for me. All the fall veggies are producing early for some reason. If only I could get my timing down, but every year is different.

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