Harvest

Harvest is the theme for this month’s Garden Share Collective update. Thank you Kate from Rosehips & Rhubarb and Kyristie from A Fresh Legacy for hosting the GSC. In the garden we know it’s the end of November because the poinciana tree is beginning to flower. And in the veggie patch, eggplants and cucumbers are in abundance.

poinciana

Poinciana flowers – A sign that Christmas is on the way!

 

With the main growing season in the sub-tropics finished, there is not a great deal to harvest this month. However, we are picking a large number of cucumbers at the moment. Love using them fresh and in dips and pickles but like all harvest periods, there is always the question: What is do with the excess? The extras we can’t use go to our local Jamaica Blue Café in Cooroy. Nick, the proprietor, has set up a stand where locals can share, or donate to charity, their spare produce. A great system and community activity. Onya Nick!

WHAT’S GROWING NOW

 

  •  Lettuce
  • Celery
  • Radishes
  • Pumpkins
  • Corn
  • Blueberries
  • Finger limes
  • Rockmelons
  • Watermelons

HARVESTING

  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Chillies
  • Potatoes
  • The last of the cherry tomatoes
  • Limes
  • Lettuce

THINGS TO DO

  • Keep an eye out for pests and disease
  • Plant some more corn and lettuce
  • Plant a green manure crop in some of the beds that need a rest.
  • Watering ….  and watering!
  • Keep harvesting those cucumbers…

 

frangipani

Frangipani – another sign that summer is almost here

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Harvest

  1. Thanks for joining the Collective this month. I love that your local cafe provides space for donations or swaps that is great. While our cucumbers are still ages away I can remember last years bounty and feeling completely stumped with what to do with them after making almost everything I could think of, I even tried making a jam with them! (it was terrible so don’t bother with that) Enjoy December in the garden and have a beautiful Christmas.

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