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October 2017 Harvest

- 3.6kg winged yam (exciting!)

- 4 passionfruits

- 150g Madagascar beans

- 4 little black eggplants

- 600g Sweet potato (1 tuber..I tripped on it haha)

I don't know what to think - on one hand I am loving the rain for the garden, on the other I am itching to spend more time in the garden - but then there's a heat wave! I hope this summer will be ok...

Was away for the start of Oct but starting to get back into the swing of things, eager to get my early summer plantings on 

some pretty sunflowers

and borage flowers

I had a bunch (dozen?) of lovely small peaches formed and eagerly looking forward to my first crop - but would you believe overnight one morning I found they had all disappeared!!! Someone or something left NO EVIDENCE at all! I hope they were enjoyed.... :(

Sweet potato is literally taking over....

First time I've harvested the winged yam - once the vine died down. Not sure how best to prepare/what recipes? 

Garden over run... need some love

Dianne - this is the mystery flower I was tlaking about. I have several colours (different shades of pink/purple). Grows well from cuttings, bush is about 80cm x 80cm?

Lovely hippies from Susan blooming on the verge. And Susan, my fears came to light! The flowers did go missing within two days! Lucky I was quick to snap a pic

Gratuitous bread pics: 

Yummm!

P.S. Matthew, you asked me at the GV what I put on the outside of the bread - sorry I was distracted. I usually use Rice flour as it does stick to the banneton/cloth. Then sometimes put some semolina/polenta underneath for grit/non stick :)

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on November 12, 2017 at 20:03

I have some white-striped with red hippies - when they breed we can share the bulbs.

Comment by Susan on November 12, 2017 at 19:45

Oh well Sophie, the bulbs will quickly multiply and you will have plenty of flowers soon so a few missing won't matter.  Shame about your peaches though, maybe the same person?? :) No clue what to do with winged yam - good luck with that.  Bread, as usual, looks fantastic!

Comment by Sophie on November 4, 2017 at 10:56
Thanks team, yes there are native little bees buzzing around and other pleasant visitors. Not hyssop as know what that's right. Cathie - yes I think its Cleome - it was on Gardening Australia recently? The bread is pretty tasty, hard to eat normal white bread sandwiches at work functions...
Comment by Dianne Caswell on November 3, 2017 at 22:48

Your bread is looking wonderful. Could the flowers be Hyssop, did you plant some at any time. Are the leaves thin pointy ones?

Comment by Cathie MacLean on November 3, 2017 at 18:12
Sophie... Garden and bread looks great. Is the flower Cleome? Great for bees!
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 3, 2017 at 16:14

A good haul, Sophie! Do I spy a native stingless bee on the Borage flower?

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