Ms Betterhome


Spring harvest
September 10, 2011, 4:18 am
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We’re getting ready for planting out now, so we did some clearing in the front. Two out of three potato bags seemed to be dying back, so we harvested them as new potatoes.

The sweet potato vines didn’t get much sun over winter, so they had pretty much died off, too. Mr B forked through & got lots of baby sweet potatoes… We’ll keep the greens for re-planting.

I sadly had to pull out my red cabbage – it was hearting, but was so massacred by bugs (and covered in caterpillar eggs) that I decided to sacrifice it for the good of the rest of the brassicas.

In addition to the potatoes & sweet potatoes, we harvested lots of broccoli & silverbeet. I also cleared out most of the rocket (now bolted), though I left some flowering rocket & tatsoi to re-seed. We still have great crops of snow-peas, kavalo nero, lettuce, silverbeet & parsley going strong, and the garlic is coming along nicely too.

My dad is coming for dinner tomorrow night, & we’re looking forward to feeding him a lovely new potato salad. Today’s harvest of greens will be eaten for dinner tonight, but there’s plenty more where that came from.

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