I’ve got this beetroot crop ready to harvest and have been reading up on ways to use it.
Garlic Planting Time
It’s autumn in the southern hemisphere, and not too late to plant your garlic. I still have two bulbs to plant myself. And if you haven’t already bought your garlic there is still time. Choosing which varieties to plant is really important.
Another winter and I’ve improved by four the number of things I can harvest out of the garden: lemons (a yield of ten fruits!), rhubarb, chervil and red mustard. I have some way to go before I conquer the winter harvest.
Well yes, it’s a vegetable. But it eats like fruit. Anyway, I was thrilled when after a long hot spring and summer, my rhubarb started showing signs of life in autumn.
It’s the time of the year in the temperate southern hemisphere to be planting garlic so that in 6-8 months you can be digging up deliciousness like this:
Today I was somewhat sternly telling my munchkin not to pick the strawberries because they weren’t ready yet. Some time later I noticed munchkin intently ignoring me and bent over in the patch. I investigated further and found a good handful of strawberries like this one:
I have been impatient for this year’s garlic scapes and as it turned out, they arrived on the first day of November.
An Obsession in the Making
This winter I planted 17 dwarf heritage variety apples along two fence lines. Originally I had a vague idea of planting three or four apples in a traditional espalier form along a seven metre stretch of a fence.
But instead I ended up with these: