Harvest Monday September 2017

Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related.

Salad mix:

Salad mix

Various things, gathered from the garden, for this week’s salad mix for inclusion in sandwiches. This includes mustard greens (plant obtained via a swap), horta, butter lettuce (swap), curly kale, parsley (self seeded), rocket (arugula), land cress, beetroot greens.

I finally have some broad bean flowers showing. I planted six broad beans directly into the soil in the planter box. Two months before I got any shoots – only one for the direct sowed, and two shoots for the ones that I soaked in seaweed solution.

Spring Seedlings 2017

Other stuff obtained in the past two month via swaps:
– yellow capsicum (pepper) seedlings
– tomato seedlings (black krim & yellow something)
– pak choy seedlings
– bitter melon seedlings (I planted two, will onswap the other. I don’t eat it.. so not sure why I planted it!)
– dwarf bush bean seedlings
– random lettuce seedlings (red oak, cos, butter)
– kabocha seedlings
– mushroom plant (I killed it by not planting it)
– pomegranate tree
– 2kg of cumquats
– Yacon, some to plant, some to eat
– Seed Potatoes (Otway red, snow queen, royal blue)
– coffee chaff & coffee bags (hessian sacks)

Other stuff still growing in the garden/seedlings:
– celery
– onion
– garlic
– kohlrabi (getting a bit late in the season)
– beetroot, grown from seed
– potatoes (pontiac, snow queen, royal blue)
– brussels sprouts (took a cutting from my infested brussels sprouts earlier in the year)
– land cress (as a sacrificial lure for the white cabbage moth)

I have planted some green coffee beans that I found in the hessian sacks, after first soaking in seaweed solution. I hear that germination rate isn’t high. But hey, free coffee beans. Fingers crossed!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Beautiful salad greens!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Wow, there’s a lot going on in your garden. Lucky you to be able to participate in so many swaps, it sure cuts down on the work.

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  3. Growing your own coffee would be great! And I had no idea you could take cuttings from a Br. Sprouts plant. I have taking cutting from tomatoes, but that’s about it in the veggie world.

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  4. It looks like you’re very busy getting things started and planted. It’s strange that so few of your broad beans germinated, they do seem to take awhile to come up though. But your salad greens are looking really good.

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  5. Mustard greens are an excellent crop aren’t they? Strange about your broad beans… they weren’t stolen by mice by any chance?

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  6. […] told you about this in September I have had one germination out of all of the green coffee beans that I soaked in seaweed solution […]

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