Monday, April 9, 2012

Autumn in my garden

There is a lot going on in the vegetable patch at the moment. Like with the change over from winter to spring, there is a little too much to fit in. The beans are still going strong so there is no room for the peas. The tomatoes and pumpkins are still ripening so they need to stay put too. Slowly though room will have to be made for the winter brassicas, broadbeans and other lovely cool weather crops. It is either make room or make a bigger garden.
The self sown coriander is lush and lovely. I know it is true but I find it hard to believe even myself that when I first started cooking when I got married that I loathed the scent and taste of coriander. Now I can eat it straight from the garden and the smell of the crushed leaves conjures images of deliciousness and exotic meals in my mind. In fact tonight for dinner we will have a red curry with plenty of fresh coriander just because it tempted me while I was in the garden. I love being inspired by the garden.

Although the winter vegetables seedlings I had in the greenhouse are no more, the turnips planted directly are thriving. They are an oft overlooked vegetable. They aren't trendy or pretty and might seem a bit old fashioned but they are delicious and wholesome. I'm looking forward to turnip soup in particular.

My cotton plants are still producing. I am yet to harvest any cotton but the swollen heads are promising. Patience is required.

I'm feeling so good today that I might even make dessert tonight. It could just be the sugar high from easter egg indulgence. What I am going to do right now is make a new oven mitt and trivett. One for the farm and one for the townhouse.



Vickie said...

Hi Tracy, I always love seeing pics of your gardens-so inspiring. Hope you had fun sewing your mitt and trivett,cheers Vickie

Bec - Farmers Wife said...

It's nice to be able to spend sometime enjoying the garden ( a kind of country therapy LOL)

If its not too much trouble could you please post a picture of your finished oven mitt. (I am thinking of making one as a Christmas gift) Many thanks.

Kimmie said...

I think that coriander would have to be my favorite herb!

Lisa said...

sugar high from an Easter egg indulgence - yup!

Frogdancer said...

I made turnip soup ast night... really delicious.