Harvest Monday Week 4

Welcome to another Harvest Monday (Tuesday here in Aus). This week the monster zucchini plant succumbed to powdery mildew but its companion is still going strong.

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The succession planting we did late last year is finally starting to pay off, lots of squash and more zucchinis coming!

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We are getting some capsicums and corn.

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This week we harvested tomatoes (383 g), cherry tomatoes (335), squash (180 g), zucchini (2.599 kg), corn (704), lettuce (103 g), cucumber (175), orange capsicum (19), and green capsicum (80).

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We were also given 2 kilos of yellow prune plums.

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Which I turned into jam this evening.

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And as it was Australia day I will leave you with some of the sights we saw on our country drive (10 minutes from home) that afternoon.

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Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne on her blog Daphne’s Dandelions, have a look and see what other garden bloggers have been harvesting this past week.

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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4 Responses to Harvest Monday Week 4

  1. Margaret says:

    Powdery mildew always seems to get our cucumber & zucchini plants too. The only difference is that you are actually getting a great harvest from the plants before they keel over…I have always had problems growing squash so have yet to be inundated by zucchini in the kitchen. That is pretty amazing to run into kangaroos and porcupines so close to home – Happy Australia Day!

  2. Phuong says:

    Your plum jam looks scrumptious. Yum. Your summer vegetables are looking lovely. I’ve never had much luck with growing corn, but your pictures make me want to give it a go.

    Do you overhead water your plants? My powdery mildew problems seemed to diminish once I stopped overhead watering.

    • Thanks. This is the first time our corn has been really successful. Lots of chicken poo and planted from heirloom seed. We try and water the base but it was hard with the monster zucchini plant as it ended up about 5 feet tall!

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