Not much harvest as the garden is slowing down but still enough for the weekly needs plus extras to share with friends.
Harvest my first leek and parsnip.
Was curious to see how the leek and parsnip are doing underground so pulled one of each. Both growing well. Leek should be getting fatter and parsnips will be sweeter after frost. So will the carrots.
Top to bottom: leek, beets, parsnip, carrot, okra, Ping Tung eggplant, strawberry, broccoli & carrot
Leek and parsnip need to grow some more
Most likely the last of the Ping Tung eggplant and okra
Every other day I get one (1) strawberry
Head of broccoli is small, but getting many side shoots also
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Still getting quite a few tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes, figs and slicing tomatoes
Last of the figs
Cherry tomatoes continue to produce well, slicing tomatoes on the other hand are coming to an end.
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Both callaloo (green amaranth) and red amaranth are still doing surprisingly well.
Left: Callaloo (green amaranth)
Right: Red Amaranth
The above are all cuttings from side shoots
Did a simple stir-fry with the red amaranth, adding garlic, ginger, salt and pepper to taste. The callaloo is in the fridge, may make a soup.
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Saving seeds of both the callaloo and the red amaranth.
Callaloo (amaranth) flowers
Red amaranth flowers
Will cut the seed heads when they start to look dry (but before they become brittle), put them in a paper bag and leave the bag in the shed to finish drying. Once dried, I will rub the seed heads to separate the seeds from the chaff. Discard the chaff. Store the seeds in a ziploc bag, date and label.
I am sure some of the seeds will fall to the ground and sprout as volunteers in the spring.
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Remember the Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’ I posted on 9/2/13? Click here and scroll down. It was white in that photo but is turning a pretty delicate pink now.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’
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