Harvest Monday Week 12!

We are back, after an absence of 3 weeks, with a Harvest Monday (on Tuesday here in Australia). Quite simply, apart from the last of the leeks in Week 9, we haven’t had anything to harvest except herbs. Instead, we have been busily preparing the soil and planting for the next season.

I forgot to take a photo of the leeks, but they can be seen here just before they were eaten. I caramalised them using a favourite recipe from Taste.com.

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This week we harvested our jarradale pumpkin – it was from a batch of seeds we were told were Kent. From our two plants we produced two Queensland Blue and this beauty.

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Despite the size – circumference of 82 centimetres – it only weighs 4.7 kilograms. Still, it will make some wonderful soups in the colder weather.

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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 12!

  1. Bek says:

    What a gorgeous pumpkin! Mine were abysmal this year. I got only one pumpkin. But its not as nice as yours.

  2. daphnegould says:

    Lovely squash. Last year I just grew butternuts which do well here. I’m going to try some different ones this year.

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