Monday, 27 August 2012

Harvest Monday - 27th Aug

Pickings are slim at the moment. To make it even worse, this week I picked the last of my spring onions, fennel and snow peas.



As ever, the snow peas have been a delight. They have supplied greens every second day for 4 months.  Most of the time we eat them just steamed and sometimes in the yummy Chinese-inspired  meals that the lad makes.


Very often the snow peas don't even make it in the back door.  Standing and the crop eating them as picked is a special pleasure.

As for the citrus, the lemons are still coming  but I also picked the last of my limes - some were very small.



Herbs are fairing better. In the last week I picked loads of thyme and rosemary  for all sorts of dishes.


I also got stuck into the mint which is starting to wake up again after the winter slow down.


Next year I really must plan better so I don't have such a hungry gap. Bring on spring!

More harvests are over at Daphne's place.

10 comments:

  1. That stir fry look spectacular! Dare I say it, but I think spring may had already sprung :)

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    1. I think you are right about spring, so perhaps I should say 'bring on the produce'!

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  2. oh I am ready for fall and tired of the heat of summer; can't wait for lettuce and peas!

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    1. All seasons have their use by date!

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  3. We love snow peas too, but in our area we only have about a 3 week window. It just gets too hot for them to last much longer. :(

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    1. Oh that's a shame! In Sydney we grow snow peas in winter, but our winters are mild. We grow beans in summer - they are a bit tougher. Not sure what your weather is like ?

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  4. Very nice!!! I will have to make sure I grow snow peas, I had forgotten them this year. One great hungry gap harvest that is just about to crop for me is purple sprouting broccoli; grows all winter and crops just as spring breaks!!

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    1. I love the sound of purple broccoli.

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  5. Very lovely peas and herbs. We're past our pea season so I'm looking forward to next year.

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