We are only a few weeks away from the official start of Winter where I live. While the extreme heat of the long Summer has faded now, our Autumn days have still been unseasonably warm. Later this week, we are forecast to have a 30C day, which leaves one wondering what kind of Winter we will have.
Out in my garden, I held off on Autumn planting for as long as possible to try to avoid the heat. I'm glad I waited as long as I did! The tiny seedlings, which I planted in a happy jumble a relatively short while ago, are now healthy and thriving. Delicious!
The bright green leaves of this non-hearting cabbage are delicious in stir-fries.
A small tomato plant offers up the promise of ripe, red fruit.
Young silverbeet leaves are so versatile and nutritious.
The leaves and stalks of beetroot are wonderful in salads.
The serrated leaves of Egyptian spinach are perfect for tossing into omelettes.
Young Tuscan Kale is one of my favourite veggie patch heroes.
A young lettuce shaded by the taller leaves of silverbeet.
We are picking small baskets of this freshest of foods for our table and have enough to share with our family, neighbours and friends too. It doesn't get much better than that!
What are you growing and eating at your place?