We entered end winter season here in Adelaide already. We have to quickly harvest some vegetables now to prevent it from flower as spring comes and the weather warms. Biennial plants like carrots or onions from last warm season will start to produce flowers. We harvested Afghanistan carrots last week and select a few big plants to produce flower and seeds. Italian sprouting broccoli plants produces many side-shoots to harvest. Our first batch snow peas plants look sickly but still managed to produce some for the kitchen. Pak choi were also harvested before it starts to bolt.
We sowed too many rainbow chard seeds last fall. Maybe because it was our first time at growing them and got too excited. Well I think 4 plants of rainbow chards should be enough for us but someone planted at least 10 plants. Shared those rainbow chard stems with my neighbour and friends. Some chillies and capsicum were harvested. Komatsuna were about to bolt so we had to harvest them.
We had several days of 20 degree Celsius last week which made some tomatoes from self-sowed tomato plants to turn red. Some of our green tatsoi were badly munched by pest and beginning to show the sign to bolt.
We harvested our first home-grown Florence fennel last weekend. Beetroots were harvested for Rayyan since he likes the sweetness of beetroot.
Usually, we harvested our first cauliflower every year in the early month of August. But this year, I transplanted cauliflower seedlings late. So we have not harvested any cauliflower yet. Hopefully not too late for the plants to mature before the weather becomes too warm for it to produce curd.