Harvest Monday, 30 September 2019

Welcome to Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. For the background behind Monday harvests, please visit the Our Happy Acres blog.

I’ve taken a bit of a break with the harvest posts, mainly because the plastic free July is a bit draining, and, well, work.

Springtime asparagus
Asparagus

Very tasty. Not enough crop. I think the crowns are at least 4 years old? Probably more. I’m not sure on the cultivar, but I think Mary Washington.

A few Alpine Strawberries.

Taste like bubblegum. Very sweet. Very delicate. Can’t harvest and eat later, if you harvest you gotta eat straight away.

A couple of blueberries (Sunshine Blue), growing in a pot. Delicious!

Grapefruit:
Grapefruit

Not mine. I knocked at the neighbour’s door and harvested theirs. Different to the last lot who didn’t realise that fruit grows on trees, these people just don’t eat grapefruit. I took most of these to a crop swap, and got some slow fermented saurkraut, blueberry tomato and “black cherry” tomatoes in return. The rest… kind of rotted. Fruit fly had got them already.

I haven’t done much in the garden apart from dig up bindis. I tried sprouting some soybean seeds so that I could harvest endamame this year, but the pods just rotted. Better try again.

I got some purple “sapphire” seed potatoes.
Purple potatoes
Hopefully (once I plant), I will get a good crop! I swapped out three at the crop swap, saving two. I do hope that’s enough.

I also bought some heritage raspberry canes. Should probably plant ’em.

So dear reader, what have you harvested from your garden recently? What have you intended to plant, but not quite gotten around to?

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One response to this post.

  1. I’ve never tried the Alpine strawberries but I know others who have grown them. Asparagus is always a favorite here!

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