May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

November Garden


Garlic, pulled up and plaited for drying...



This season's first meal of potatoes, bandicooted from the black plastic recycling bin they've been growing in amongst layers of sugar can mulch and newspaper. I have to say it's worked well and makes them so much easier to harvest than digging them out of the ground.

Freshly dug potatoes taste very similar to store bought ones, but they have the most incredible texture - smooth and remarkably creamy. For those that think they're not worth growing, you've got to try them.

Parboiled, squashed a little, then roasted in olive oil and garlic. Yum.

The first golden zucchini from the tub experiment.

Going well so far...

The summer wine barrel. Great to be able to grow these guys smack in the middle of the courtyard where they get full sun.

Had to get the string stakes up. The November heat wave shot the tomatoes up like crazy.

Last of the broad beans. Can't wait to plant these again.

Orchids in full flower, just because they're beautiful.

Blueberries ready to ripen. How am I going to stop the blackbirds this time?

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! How much growth was there between September and November?! Pictures tell it all. Alas, we are racing towards the shortest day of the year here in Dublin - it snowed a few times and the temp will be as low as -7 over the weekend. I'm rather envious of your sun - growth has all but stopped for my little patch...

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