Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mostly root veggie harvest

Today harvest were mostly root vegetables. Some of the carrots grown over winter is about to bolt so I quickly harvest carrots that have leaves that suspiciously look like it want to produce flowers. Day temperature forecast for next week is above 30 degree Celcius so I harvested the 2 of our fattest leek from the garden. I had to borrow some muscles from my hubby to pull it out. This is our second harvested turnip sown in spring. I did not sow much of it just a few. I think it is better to grow turnip in autumn here in Adelaide. A black bird that is visiting in our garden is causing lots of problem. Most of the potato patch have been mulched and it likes to scrap mulch and soil around the garden especially near our potato patch causing some potato to be severed from the plant. The black bird is bandicooting potatoes for us! This is the crime scene picture of today.

We harvested some garlics and leave it drying under the shade.
Here is our little assistant, he has been gardening since in my tummy. We start growing vegetables together.


14 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It seems like one man's weird is another man's wonderful, or vice verse.

I mean, the black bird to a birder.

Mr. H. said...

Those are really nice leeks, wish mine would turn out like that. It looks as though you have an excellent garden assistant there.:)

milka said...

Your garlics look very fat and yummy (er yes i eat garlic a lot) and your little garden assistant is cute- reminds me i need to get a hat to use in the garden too haha.

Julie said...

Your garlic is beautiful. Mine was so small this year. We had a dry summer, maybe that's why. The leeks are beautiful too. They are so easy to grow.

Malar said...

Nice harvest! I like your carrot! I don't think i can plant carrot here....
Try to hang something which produce noice to chase away the birds!
Thanks for the seeds offering! I will e-mail you then! ;-)
Your son looks so cute!

Wendy said...

Everything looks gorgeous - from the hanging garlic, to your harvest, to the beautiful little boy!

kitchen flavours said...

I like all your veggies! It must be great, having your own harvest on your dinner table all the time! To keep the black bird away from your gardening patch, you could try this method. Get a bunch of satay sticks and place lots of it around the vegetable patch where the birds cannot rest and munch! I do not know whether this will work with the birds, but it works for me, in my case, to keep my neighbour's cats away! They have sat on my chives and they have dug away the soil from my pots! Good luck! I could send the satay stick to your cousin just email me the address. Your son is very cute!

Orchid de dangau said...

Everything looks great and healthy. It's nice to cook veggies soup for me...yummy...yummy

One said...

That's a lot of healthy harvest for the family. Congratulations!

♥peachkins♥ said...

nothing beats freshly picked veggies!

p3chandan said...

All your veges look great to eat! Ive emailed you my address, have you received it. Thanks in advance for the seeds you offered..

Green Lane Allotments said...

Look on the bright side - the blackbird is probably eating some of you nasty grubs!

takaeko said...

Blackbird=からす?
目玉の形の鳥よけグッズとかいいみたいですよ。

Stephanie said...

i say Ilhan is going to grow become a better gardener ;-) He's so adorable!