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Too many Turnips

11 Mar

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Carrots and Beets

8 Oct

Teeny tiny seedlings! I know you’re not supposed to grow and transfer beets and carrots but that’s what I’m doing anyway. The dry weather has made it hard to control water levels to sprout seeds so I’m doing it in a Tupperware container!

I believe transferring beets and carrots are not recommended because they end up a funny shape but these are cylindra beets and round carrots.
Hopefully I will get some sort of edible root no matter what shape 🙂

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What can I do with one big homegrown beet?

11 May

I was thinking of baking some sort of a chocolate thing…. Brownies? Cookies? Or maybe do the boring thing and boil or bake it?
Can’t decide 🙂

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Today’s harvest. August Ratatouille or eggplant cacciatore?

20 Aug

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More tasty homegrown edibles from earlier this month.

20 Jun

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Been on vacation and picked some tasty veg and a few tasty bowls of fruit before and after. Fresh blueberries are the best! My peaches are all gone now. Sadly they dropped and rotted while I was away.

This was the only kohl rabi I managed to grow this year. I have to say, quite an unexciting vegetable – kind of taste like broccoli stem. But reminds me of my grandma when she would stir fry it with garlic. Yum! I ended up baking with the turnips, a couple of tiny homegrown artichokes, some onions, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. It was ok but should have stuck to grandmas cooking!

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Harvest Monday

7 May

Pulled up almost all my carrots. They’re getting stringy roots off the main carrot so probably means its done growing. something quite satisfying a out pulling up carrots, you never know how big it will be and what shape!

The yellows and oranges are easy to grow. The reds are tougher. Although all my seeds are a couple of years old.

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So colourful!

And I had to harvest all my mustard greens as they were beginning to flower. So many leaves! I washed and chopped them up and stirfried them with olive oil, garlic and salt. Simple. Added a bit oyster sauce for extra flavour.

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Another handful of tropic prince bland peaches and my first homegrown artichokes! Will write a separate entry for those 🙂

Here’s the bigger and tastier tropic beauty peaches.

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Tropic Beauty peaches.

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Early May Harvest. Fava beans, turnips, peaches, mustard greens and more

4 May

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