17 September 2013

Harvest Monday

This week's harvest consisted of the last of the broccoli, along with snow and sugar snap peas.
Excuse the less than stellar photo, the lighting in my kitchen is terrible.

Ginger, Grace and Rosie enjoying the remains of a broccoli plant.
 More peas, more than I can use really. I wonder if you can freeze them. The first asparagus spears were picked and enjoyed, as well as the smallest cauliflower I've ever seen.
 I forgot to weigh it but the basket it is sitting in is only 23 x 20 cm (9 x 8 inches) which should give you some idea of how small it was.

The only other thing harvested this week were potatoes. From the twelve plants that grew I only got 5.94kgs, I was more than a little disappointed.
I had planted four different varieties (Cream Delight, Red Pontiac, Purple Kestrel and Golden Delight)but I ended up with mostly Cream Delight, a few Red Pontiac, one Purple Kestrel, there was no sign of the Golden Delight at all. Next year I think I will grow them in wire cages, maybe that will improve my chances of a bigger harvest. Linking up to Daphne's Dandelions


  1. That's a lovely harvest! The cauliflower may be small but it looks absolutely perfect.
    Would you be able to blanch the peas then freeze them?

    1. I have done a bit of research since I wrote this post, and yes they can be frozen, so guess what I will be doing this weekend.

  2. We're moving into fall veggie season...I'm ready for some hearty winter squashes!

    1. I envy you Bev, I wish it was just coming into autumn here; I do enjoy the hot weather at all.