First day of winter and the sun is shining and I can feel my toes. Unlike yesterday. Doing a little gardening and not having anyone else to cater for at lunchtime, thought I’d just eat from the garden.
I’ve got this beetroot crop ready to harvest and have been reading up on ways to use it.
Gardening has really changed my perception of the seasons.
I noticed the first flowers on my broad beans over the past few days. Which means it’s time to get ready for the harvest.
We don’t seem to have had as much frost this year as last. It’s been raining a lot. But this morning we had what passes for a heavier frost in our backyard, so I thought I’d show you how the winter vegies I have growing cope.
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.
I’m half way through my first year of establishing my garden so there is not a whole lot going on. I didn’t plant a lot in autumn and this is a cool climate with a lot of frosts, so what I did plant has either grown pretty slowly or is not expected to be ready for harvest until spring. So I haven’t been harvesting anything much aside from parsley. But there’s a bit more growth occurring now: