It has been a hot and dry season. The water in the dam like my hopes for a bumper season, slowly evaporated. It was a promising start with some successful seed raising of colourful silverbeet, purple sprouting broccoli and heirloom tomatoes. I planted out the seedlings with great care however they never really got going. The tomatoes hung on and although the Autumn deluge has caused some major splitting, I have enjoyed tomatoes on toast.
Please read on for some more success stories…
I grew lettuce in pots and kept them well watered.
The lettuce was turned into salad.
I dug up a couple baskets of potatoes.
And I also dug up some good heads of garlic which dried nicely.
A basket of apples was salvaged after parrots had their fill and some were turned into apple crumble and this yummy vegan apple spice cake.
I can still harvest tomatoes.
And there is always some kale for potato and kale soup.
And although you can’t eat them, there is the odd rose or two!
And also big fat dahlias (which look good enough to eat!)
Enjoy the harvest!
Best regards, Betty-Rose