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June 2017 Harvest
- 2 baby pawpaws (+1 sacrificed to possums)
- 4kg sweet potato (purple inside, pink/white, white/white)
- 3 cos lettuce
- 11 chokos
- 200g red bell peppers
- 400g purple eggplant
- 400g red eggplant
- handful madagascar beans
- 2 spring onions
- 2 baby carrots
- 5 passionfruit
- 3 french beans
- 2 radish
- 9 sourdough loaves (including 2 fruit nut loaves)

The cold winter morning's with a busy work schedule has meant I haven't been spending time in the garden - only for harvesting. It's a shame that I am not here to enjoy the sunny midday sun; by the time I get home it's already dewy, cold and dark. Weekends often out and about so starting to feel the gardening withdrawals. The flipside is this mild weather with sporadic rain has done the garden well. Chickweed is creating groundcover protection to my tomatoes; sweet potato is trying to out compete the passionfruit in the bid to take over the leafless frangipani.

Thank you to those who came to the garden visit; I had a great time. Albeit the big wet set in inconveniently, but all things considered, the only regret is not having rain tanks! It was a pleasure having you over and do doubt the landscapes will change for the visit next year. Below is the sum total of Dianne's limes I ended up with! Most went to marmalade and some to curd.

Nice pickings for a Saturday afternoon.

Turned over 1.5m2 of the footpath to get 4kg of sweet potato. Walkers by found it quiet entertaining.

Baby beetroot tops not going to waste!

Passionfruit and madagascar beans

Garden gone wild... Nasturiums, tomatoes, broadbeans, lettuce... And the ubiquitous pumpkin vine...

Bread and butter radish - divine. Radish found amongst the chickweed from many a sown seed season ago. Ground cover providing living mulch moisture. Garden doing better off without me!

Gratituous bread spam

This fruit and walnut sourdough is moreish and life changing... No more cereal in our household!!

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 23, 2017 at 19:10

Nice.  If my bread was that good, I'd be posting a lot more often. 

Comment by Cathie MacLean on July 23, 2017 at 18:50
Nice job again Sophie. The garden looks great but wow! your bread! That fruit nut loaf looks super! It's been a while since I've baked a fruit loaf. You've inspired me.
Comment by Susan on July 23, 2017 at 18:25

Beautiful sophie.  Love the look of that fruit and nut loaf.  Really liked your olive and cheese bread too today

Comment by Christa on July 23, 2017 at 18:16

Garden is looking good going by harvest. Like you, the nasturtiums are starting to cover everything.  You well and truly beat me with your sweet potato harvest.  

Comment by Dave Riley on July 23, 2017 at 17:31

I'd love to be able to match your sweet potato harvest!

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on July 23, 2017 at 16:30

Great harvest Sophie!

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