Pick of the week

A fun idea started by fellow gardener muddy boots and fingernails on her blog this season, I have joined in a couple of times but haven’t felt like I have had ‘the best picks’ lately.  I think I have been taking my produce for granted!

Seasonal growing is about harvesting and eating what is in season and eating the same vegetables for most of that season.  Purple sprouting broccoli a couple of times a week, silver-beet and spinach most nights, delicious sweet green home grown peas a couple of times, coriander on call as it doesn’t go to seed in winter, ruby red sticks of rhubarb and lots of home grown lettuce. I momentarily forgot the magic of eating seasonally and that every pick from my garden is pick of the week!

Thanks for the reminder, and here is a basket of picks of the week.

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Pick of the week

Last week I kicked off with my first harvest of my winter crops and this share will be one of the last harvests from a very late summer crop.

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Eggplant!!  This is the very last bush I have, it’s in a north facing bed getting the most sun it can in winter.  I have read a few other blogs from  Aussie gardeners who were also picking late eggplants.  This photo shows the last harvest and the bush before I composted it.

What has been your pick of the week?  Share it in the comments below with me and also with my fellow garden blogger muddy boots and fingernails who came up with this great idea to share our picks with each other.

Look forward to seeing yours!

Pick of the week

I wait all year for home grown broccoli, I have seen it in the supermarkets for the past month, I always pass it by because I know nothing beats the taste of my home grown broccoli.

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If you’re in the south of Australia it’s not too late to plant some yourself, grab a couple of those advanced seedlings in the single pots and get them into the ground and you can have your first heads in a couple of months.  When you eat yours you will nod your head and think to yourself “I know what she means now”

What has been your pick of the week?  Share it in the comments below with me and also with my fellow garden blogger muddy boots and fingernails who came up with this great idea to share our picks with each other.

Look forward to seeing yours!