Well I finally have a range of produce to report on. While the pickings are tiny compared to this time last year, the move, the record breaking heat, the newly-made beds and the lack of water have meant that it's been a tough season.But enough explanations - here is what I have picked this last week.
Cucumbers and eggplants. The cucumbers are small but regular and very crunchy. The eggplants are tiny - no doubt from the stress of travel and transport, but there are eggplants!
Lots of mint. I pick a handful most days for salads and Middle-Eastern inspired dishes.
Rocket. I didn't take any photos of the rocket I have picked but again I am pretty much picking rocket every second day. Here is a picture of my rocket patch.
Radish. I's be picking more of these beauties but they seem to be a favourite of the raiding Wallaby.
Tomatoes. Tiny amounts of tiny tomatoes. Broad Yellow Ripple Currant and Brown Berry. The heat has pretty much wiped the plants out.
Zucchini. Just this one from my second Greenskin plant. There will be more.
And the first of the peach pick. I'm ripening some inside and some on the tree. These were too low on the tree within tempting reach of the raiding Wallaby.
Pilfered apples - These apples were not grown on the property, just a neighbour kindly brought them over after having gleaned them from the roadside. I was naturally delighted! They are better for cooking than eating. So far they have made an apple cake and tomorrow they are going into my Tomato Chilli Jam.
I am contributing the to Daphne's Harvest Monday. I am sure others will have much better produce to admire. Pop over and take a look.