Sunday, April 3, 2011

Harvest

I can still buy fine capsicums and courgettes from the organic growers up the road, and now they've brought in their harvest of butternuts.
I reached the bach after a few weeks away, not sure what I'd find in my own modest garden, especially after the rain had come. My capsicums are rather small, but very bright and tasty.
I harvested just one butternut, because the others died when I wasn't here to water them. Just one butternut, but it's the first one I've ever grown, and I know it will taste special.
I also picked the last tomatoes, and uprooted the plant, which was very ready to be composted.
And the sweet basil, although it's now flowering,  still has some fragrant leaves to add to my vegetable casserole.
It's a modest garden, and I'm not here to tend to it every day, but somehow it's produced enough to keep me satisfied.

2 comments:

lifeonthecutoff said...

Ah, Juliet, you have whet my appetite for that fall bounty. I imagine that butternut squash to be the best you've ever tasted - I know you will enjoy it all.

Marilyn said...

Your harvest photos are lovely; it is a wonderful time of the year when we are still able to enjoy produce form our gardens. Our garden is very small but we enjoy all it grows.
Your beach post below is very beautiful too Juliet, such lovely photos. I think we are so fortunate in the beauty and abundance that we have around us.