It's 9am and 3 degrees Celsius with a chilling zephyr cutting thru my polar wool making the temperature feel even lower. Snow is forecast for the mountains and I am sitting on the front verandah shivering and it's mid-spring...
I can only think that my seedlings of eggplants, tomatoes, capsicums and other summer crops that are being raised on the verandah are shivering as well ... I hope they survive the day!
But back to the purpose of the post - the harvest of the week. Here is this morning's pickings gathered with numb fingers.
The strawberries haven't lasted long being consumed over breakfast. There is still fennel and broccoli coming in although the fennel has now finished.
There has been beetroot, and a couple of dud onions I found lurking in a bed that has been dismantled.
There have been radishes and more broccoli, broccoli, broccoli.
A trickle of snow peas continue to come in enough with the broccoli for fantastic stir fries with tofu made by The Lad.
And last but not least , I have been the welcome recipient of a clutch of artichokes from my neighbour Woody. I love other people's gluts!
That's been my week in vegetables, how's yours been? I am contributing this harvest post to Daphne's Harvest Monday. When the world turns a little more her blog will profile harvests from others' gardens.
Ah, finally, the sun has broken through the cloud. It's still 3 degrees Celsius but at least there is sun on my back!