Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Harvest Monday

My first Harvest Monday for the New Year !! I hope to be a bit more organised taking photos and joining with fellow gardener's at .Daphne's sharing what's been picked, cooked or preserved from my veggie plot.

The start to the year has been very hot and so far the plants in the plot are coping, plenty of mulch and shade covers over some of the plants, this weeks temps will be up around 43C but its the wind which of course does the most damage.
Eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, cucumber and pumpkins are all loving the heat and growing each day thanks to the great rainfall we had early in Spring and a dam full of water. If it wasn't for our dam of water they would be turning up their toes as we haven't had any of our Summer rain yet.......................here's hoping !!!


This weeks harvest included a mini cabbage
                                                 8 Eggs
                                                 Dill, Basil and Chives
                                                 6 small Tomatoes.

Some of the above  harvest went into last nights savoury tart.

And Drum Roll..............................my first trombone zucchini !!!!!!!!! picked small around 30cm.

My last Harvest wasn't edible but I though I'd add it for interest.........................

Wonderful native perennial grass called Kangaroo Grass, it has amazing bronze seed heads which look great moving in the breeze.......................unfortunately due to the fire risk we have slash this grass down, but before we did that I cut off heaps of the seed heads for transplanting into new areas which have been overgrazed with stock over the years. It also looks good mass planted in garden beds or under a single  Gum tree.

Happy Gardening!


  1. Hi Andrea, that savoury tart looks amazing. Hope you and your garden survived the hot summer.

  2. Nice to hear from you, yes we did survive the summer with some lovely falls of rain over the last couple of weeks to my surprise I have watermelons !!!!


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