I’ve done little gardening and even less writing about it lately. Between work, house renovations and horrible weather, the garden is a rather neglected mess. But I have been…
Eating: silverbeet, potatoes, silverbeet, potatoes, silverbeet, potatoes
Eating, but in rather smaller quantities: oca (yams), celery, broccoli, oyster mushrooms (from a kit), savoy cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, walking onions, garlic, tomatoes, raspberries.
Buying: ordinary mushrooms, chokoes, onions. I’m not buying a lot of vegetables, just a few things that I really felt like having.
Sprouting: two chokoes, one of the spiny and one of the smooth variety. I’ll try and get them to grow here, although they prefer a warmer climate. Right now they are sitting on a damp paper towel on a plate in the laundry. No point in freezing them outside right now.
Planting: a few pak choi or other brassica seedlings.
Tidying: had some help today and started the winter cleanup. Pulled out the tomatoes, removed all the nets except one that I just realise I forgot, pulled down the bean frame, weeded the soft fruit beds and put down some more pea straw.
Harvesting: I have pulled up a few oca over the last two weeks, but harvested the lot today, plus a few potatoes that were mixed up among them. Maybe 3/4 of a bucketful from a single row of plants, just over a metre long.